Lebanon’s IMF talks on hold, finance minister says

FILE PHOTO: Lebanon’s Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni gestures as he speaks during an interview with Reuters in Beirut, Lebanon March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s talks with the IMF are on hold pending the start of economic reforms and agreement on the Lebanese side on a common approach for calculating losses, Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni told al-Joumhuria newspaper on Friday.

In comments confirmed to Reuters by official sources, Wazni said he would remain in contact with the IMF until the talks resumed.

Reporting by Tom Perry/Samia Nakhoul; editing by John Stonestreet

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