Sebastian Coe, the International Association of Athletics Federation President, has agreed to meet his disgraced predecessor Lamine Diack - who has been charged with corruption and money laundering - in order to help the ongoing French police investigation.
"A request has been made by Lamine Diack to have a meeting with IAAF President, Sebastian Coe," an IAAF spokesman told Agence France-Presse.
"This request has been forwarded to the IAAF by the French prosecutor.
"In accordance with our desire to help the investigation, the IAAF President has agreed to meet with Mr Diack and dates for that meeting are being worked out."
The meeting, expected to be a one-off, will take place in Paris.
Given Coe's busy schedule in the next few weeks such a meeting is not likely to take place before May at the earliest, according to an IAAF source.
Coe was one of Diack’s vice-presidents at the IAAF between 2011 and 2014 and took over his current position in the summer of 2015.
Diack is suspected of having accepted bribes during his IAAF Presidency from 1999 to 2015 to cover up doping by Russian athletes.
The 84-year-old’s son Papa Massata Diack is also being investigated by French authorities for the same offences, as well as claims he accepted a bribe to help Rio de Janeiro win the right to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
He is also linked to a scheme to help Tokyo win its bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Papa Diack has been on Interpol’s most wanted list since December 2015 but is sheltering in Dakar as the Senegalese Government refuses to extradite him to France.