Najib Mikati

Mikati to Meet Financial Advisers over Rescue Plan

Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Monday he will meet with the advisory firm Lazard soon to see how a financial recovery plan it drafted for Lebanon could be developed into a "more realistic" vision for getting the country out of its crisis. Lebanon would be very lucky if it was able to reach a framework for an agreement with the International Monetary Fund by the end of the year, Mikati said in an interview with broadcaster LBCI. Mikati took office earlier this month determined to revive IMF talks.