|12 December, 2019

Lebanon PM discusses possible technical assistance with World Bank, IMF -statement

Hariri's office said he told World Bank President David Malpass and IMF Director Kristalina Georgieva that he was committed to preparing an urgent plan

Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri speaks after meeting with President Michel Aoun at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon November 7, 2019. Image used for illustrative purpose

Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri speaks after meeting with President Michel Aoun at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon November 7, 2019. Image used for illustrative purpose

REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

BEIRUT- Lebanon's caretaker prime minister Saad al-Hariri discussed on Thursday the possibility of technical assistance with the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in drawing up a plan to rescue the economy from a deep crisis, his office said.

In a statement, Hariri's office said he told World Bank President David Malpass and IMF Director Kristalina Georgieva that he was committed to preparing an urgent plan that could be implemented once a new government was formed.

(Reporting by Eric Knecht; Editing by Toby Chopra) ((eric.knecht@thomsonreuters.com; Reuters Messaging: eric.knecht.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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