Mikati :Successful Talks with IMF Key to Lebanon’s Rescue

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Mikati :Successful Talks with IMF Key to Lebanon’s Rescue

Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Tuesday he was working to ensure the success of negotiations with the International Monetary Fund as an essential move to rescue Lebanon from an unprecedented economic meltdown.

He also affirmed the government’s commitment to hold next year’s parliamentary elections on time, dispelling fears of any postponement or an extension of Parliament’s term as had happened in the past.

Mikati, speaking to reporters after a meeting with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri to brief him on the outcome of his talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris last week, promised to launch a workshop to endorse all draft reform laws in Parliament, a key demand of international donors.

Mikati said his meeting with Berri touched on Parliament’s planned legislative sessions to approve a slew of draft laws to be sent by the government, in addition to bills and proposals already on the legislative body’s agenda as part of the required reforms, including the capital control law.

“Today, we have draft laws that will be sent to Parliament, some of them are already there, such as the capital control law. There are promises that there will be a complete workshop to endorse all reform laws,” Mikati told reporters after meeting Berri at the latter’s Ain al-Tineh residence.

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Source: The Daily Star