Mikati meets IMF head and leaders of Egypt, Iraq and Pakistan


Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati held meetings Monday in Sharm el-Sheikh with International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Iraqi President Abdul Latif Rashid and Pakistani PM Shehbaz Sharif.

Mikati and the IMF chief discussed “the steps that Lebanon has taken since the preliminary agreement was signed between Lebanon and the Fund,” Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency reported.

Georgieva for her part hoped Lebanon will “speed up the needed steps to sign the final agreement with the IMF before the world gets preoccupied with other files,” NNA added.

Mikati is taking part in the meetings of the U.N.'s COP27 climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh.

In his meeting with al-Sisi, the caretaker PM thanked the Egyptian leader for “Egypt’s permanent support for Lebanon.” He also extended gratitude to al-Sisi for “speedily meeting the request that he had made to him days ago at the Arab Summit in Algeria for providing Lebanon with cholera vaccines and medicines.”

Mikati also dicussed bilateral relations with each of Iraq’s president and Pakistan’s premier.

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