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Hungary "not far" from agreement with IMF -PM

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BUDAPEST, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Hungary is close to anagreement with the International Monetary Fund on a financialsafety net, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.

"There is a good chance. We are not far from a goodagreement," Orban told radio station MR1-Kossuth in an interviewin response to a question about prospects for a financing dealthe indebted country first requested nearly a year ago.

Orban said further progress in the talks could be made afterthe IMF concludes its annual meetings in Tokyo.

(Reporting by Gergely Szakacs; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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