Lebanon’s Mikati expresses hope of IMF agreement in weeks By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Lebanon’s Prime Minister-Designate Najib Mikati speaks after meeting with Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun, at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon August 16, 2021. Dalati Nohra / Handout via REUTERS

DOHA (Reuters) – A delegation from the International Monetary Fund will start talks in Lebanon on March 29, Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Saturday, expressing hope of a deal in the coming weeks.

“Next Tuesday they will start their mission in Lebanon,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the Doha Forum in Qatar.

“Hopefully … by the end of two weeks we will see the light,” Mikati said.

“We do not have an option, it is an obligatory path to negotiate with the IMF and to reach an agreement,” he added.

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