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    Lagarde to Propose Approval in Principle of New IMF Aid Package for Greece

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    Christine Lagarde said that she will propose to the Fund’s board to approve in principle a new loan package for Greece.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde said in a statement on Thursday that she will propose to the Fund’s board to approve in principle a new loan package for Greece.

    "I would like to announce my intention to propose to the IMF’s Executive Board the approval in principle (AIP) of a new IMF Stand-By Arrangement for Greece," Lagarde stated.

    The IMF chief noted that a lot of progress has been made by the Greek government on policy reform and debt relief, but further discussions are needed.


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