IMF, Lebanon in talks over COVID-19 economic crisis

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Lebanese authorities are in talks over the current COVID-19 economic crisis.

“IMF staff started on Monday remote meetings with Lebanon’s economic team including Finance Minister Ghazi Wazani and his team, and BdL senior officials,” an IMF spokesperson said in a statement received by TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington DC.

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“They discussed specific issues related to the proposals presented in the Government’s economic reform plan. The aim is to reach a comprehensive framework that can help Lebanon address the current challenging economic and social conditions and restore sustainability and growth. Discussions will continue in the days ahead.”

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Rea the article in Arabic below

بيان صادر عن متحدث باسم صندوق النقد الدولي

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بدأ خبراء صندوق النقد الدولي يوم الاثنين عقد اجتماعات من بُعد مع الفريق الاقتصادي في لبنان ويضم معالي غازي وزني، وزير المالية وفريقه، وكبار المسؤولين في مصرف لبنان. وناقش الطرفان قضايا محددة تتعلق بالاقتراحات المقدمة في خطة الإصلاح الاقتصادي التي وضعتها الحكومة. والهدف من هذه المناقشات هو التوصل إلى إطار شامل يمكن أن يساعد لبنان في معالجة الأوضاع الاقتصادية والاجتماعية الصعبة في الوقت الراهن واستعادة استدامة الأوضاع والنمو. وسوف تستمر هذه المناقشات في الأيام المقبلة.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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