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Somalia discusses $ 1 billion debt relief with Arab states

Somalia's Minister of Finance, Abdirahman Duale Bayle, held a press conference in Mogadishu on Tuesday, saying that they have discussed debt relief with  Arab countries.

Somalia’s Minister of Finance, Abdirahman Duale Bayle, held a press conference in Mogadishu on Tuesday, saying that they have discussed debt relief with  Arab countries.

The finance minister said that Somalia owed $1 billion to Arab creditors. He added that Somalia incurred the majority of the debt between the 1960s and 1990s.

The minister said that he participated in a three-hour meeting with Arab governments to chart out a debt forgiveness path.

 

The conference was attended by the World Bank, the African Development Bank.

Minister Bayle said that he is confident that a deal will be reached.

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