CAIRO - Lebanon's central bank chief Riad Salameh told Sky News Arabia on Friday that Lebanon hopes, by reaching agreements with the International Monetary Fund, to gather $15 billion in grants and loans from the Fund and other international institutions.

On Thursday, the IMF said it had reached a draft funding agreement with Lebanon, but that Beirut needed to enact a batch of economic reforms first before its board decides whether to approve the deal.

(Reporting by Ahmed Tolba; Writing by Lilian Wagdy; Editing by Hugh Lawson)