Top creditors agree moratorium on poorest countries debt: French finmin

FILE PHOTO: The weekly cabinet meeting in Paris
FILE PHOTO: French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire attends a press conference after the weekly cabinet meeting, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Paris, France March 25, 2020. Francois Mori/Pool via REUTERS

April 14, 2020

PARIS (Reuters) – Major international creditors have agreed a moratorium on the poorest countries debt in response to the new coronavirus crisis, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday.

Le Maire also told reporters that a large majority of African countries were eligible to be covered by the debt moratorium.

(Reporting by Leigh Thomas; Writing by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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