LUXEMBOURG German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Thursday he was confident that euro zone ministers would agree on a next disbursement of loans to Greece and was hopeful the International Monetary Fund would be on board.
"For Greece, as before, I am confident that we will reach a deal about the payment of the next tranche today," Schaeuble said on arrival at the meeting.
"We have found a way which hopefully will allow the IMF management to propose a programme to its board," he continued, adding that he did not believe it amounted to a substantial change of the programme.
Germany's parliament has insisted on IMF participation.
"We cautiously believe that the goal of the programme will be reached and that Greece will again have access to the finance markets at the end of the programme," Schaeuble said.
(Reporting By Philip Blenkinsop)