A technical mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will visit Egypt soon, Minister of Planning Ashraf al-Araby said Tuesday. Al-Araby said the IMF mission will hold talks on an amended economic program by the Egyptian government. No date has yet been set for the visit, the minister said. Al-Araby denied rumors that the IMF has refused to give Egypt a loan. The IMF has offered Egypt emergency funding until it implements the reforms necessary to secure the larger $4.8 billion package.