France believes it can in coming days reach an agreement with Germany to break a deadlock between the two countries on reforms to Europe's energy market, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday.

"We strongly believe that there is a need to define a new framework that will be more efficient, and that will lead the possibility to all member states to develop their own energy production," he told a press conference at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meetings in Marrakech,

Le Maire also said France backed a 35-50% increase in the IMF's quota lending resources, and urged all Fund members to likewise support an increase.

(Reporting by John Stonestreet; editing by David Lawder)