The Institute of International Finance said on Saturday that talks on a Greek debt swap deal were continuing and its chief's departure from Athens was scheduled and not unexpected.

Charles Dallara, who negotiates a Greek debt swap in the name of creditors, had longstanding personal appointments out of Greece, the IIF said in a statement.

Greek government officials said late on Friday that talks in Athens were expected to continue on Saturday.

Talks are continuing, the IIF said in a statement. A team of experts representing the Steering Committee remains in Athens and will be working with government officials on many aspects of the PSI.

(Writing by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Dina Kyriakidou)