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Minister of Finance convenes with World Bank team, IMF Bureau

Minister of Finance, Ali Hassan Khalil, held two separate meetings today, the first with the World Bank team headed by Regional Director, Saroj Kumar Jah, and the second with the official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Lebanon, Najla Nakhleh, in preparation for discussing the 2019 State budget tomorrow.

In this context, discussions focused on the annual budget, the corrective steps and financial figures based on the existing data.

Talks also tackled ways of reaching a balanced budget that includes practical reform steps.

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund delegations commended these steps "which reflect transparency, clarity and a responsible approach to this sensitive issue."

Source: National News Agency