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Lebanon’s Mikati says IMF talks a necessity not a choice

FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Prime Minister-Designate Najib Mikati arrives to meet with Lebanon's president Michel Aoun at the presidential palace in Baabda

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Monday a resumption of talks with the International Monetary Fund was a necessity to pull the country out of its financial crisis.

Mikati made his remarks after a long parliamentary session, held since noon, to debate his government’s policy proposal and give a vote of confidence.

The prime minister also stressed the importance of restructuring the banking sector.

(Reporting By Maha El Dahan and Laila Bassam; Editing by Chris Reese)

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