Statement by Gerry Rice, Director of the Communications Department and IMF Spokesman. Image IMF

Gerry Rice, Director of the Communications Department and IMF Spokesman has said that we have recently received a request from the Lebanese authorities to offer advice and technical expertise on the macroeconomic challenges facing the economy. We stand ready to assist the authorities. As part of its mandate, the IMF provides advice to its member countries on policies and reforms to restore macro-stability and promote growth. Any decisions on debt are the authorities’, to be made in consultation with their own legal and financial advisors.