Monday, 25 October 2021 10:17 GMT

Lebanese PM: to resume talks with IMF to support rescue packages


(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BEIRUT, Sept 20 (KUNA) -- Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Miqati said Monday his government would immediately resume negotiations with the International Monetary Fund to win the IMF's support for a short and medium-term economic rescue program.
Miqati, presenting his program before a parliamentary vote of confidence on his government, said his cabinet would work on further cementing relations with the Arab countries.
He pledged to present a plan aimed at reforming and restructuring the banking system with the aim of talking to the creditors over the restructuring of the general debt.
Miqati said the government would close illegal border crossings coupled with increasing the supervision on legal crossings.
The parliament is expected to vote on Miqati's government later tonight. (end)
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