The Lebanese government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are close to concluding a loan agreement.
The statement came from Al Jadeed, Lebanese Deputy Prime Minister Saadeh al-Shami, the report said.
According to him, if progress is made in the negotiations, the agreement with the IMF will be 75% ready by the end of this year.
At the same time, Saadeh al-Shami acknowledged that the issue of approving the law on capital control by parliament is difficult. The bill was rejected by MPs in early December and sent back for reconsideration.
During a meeting with President Michel Aoun on December 7, IMF Regional Director Ernesto Ramirez said Rigo was ready to assist Lebanon in developing a comprehensive reform plan to address the economic and financial crisis.
Beirut needs a $ 9-10 billion aid package to implement its economic recovery program.
To receive this amount, the government must meet the conditions of the IMF, including reforms in the banking sector and the tax system, debt restructuring, the abolition of subsidies on all key items, and the parliamentary approval of the capital control law.