The delegation, headed by Andreas Bauer, has met with representatives from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party and former presidential candidates Amr Moussa and Amr Hamzawy, according to state-run newspaper Akhbar Al-Youm.
The meetings are taking place as part of a broader effort to reach political consensus on a proposed economic program that will be necessary for the loan’s approval, according to the newspaper, which quoted a source from the IMF delegation.
The delegation is schedule to remain in Cairo until Tuesday.
Abdallah Shehata, economic adviser to the finance minister, has said that negotiations over the US$4.8 billion loan are going well and that an agreement will likely be signed soon.
Shehata also denied any rumors of a request from Egypt to increase the size of the loan, saying that such a request never came up during negotiations.
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