Press Release: IMF Statement on Mozambique

April 23, 2016

Press Release No. 16/184
April 23, 2016

Mr. Michel Lazare, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief for Mozambique, issued the following statement today:

“Following a meeting held earlier this week between Carlos Agostinho do Rosario, Prime Minister of Mozambique and Ms. Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director, a technical team led by the Vice-Minister of Finance, Ms. Isaltina Lucas, worked intensively with the IMF Mozambique staff team. The authorities acknowledged that an amount in excess of $1 billion of external debt guaranteed by the government had not previously been disclosed to the Fund. Staff welcomed the authorities’ extensive disclosure of information which constitutes an important first step toward full restoration of trust and confidence. Looking ahead, the Fund and Mozambique will continue to work together constructively to evaluate the macroeconomic implications of this disclosure of information and identify steps to consolidate financial stability, debt sustainability and enhance governance and oversight of public enterprises.”


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