EXCLUSIVE Lebanon draft policy statement says government committed to IMF talks

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Lebanon's new Prime Minister Najib Mikati walks during an official ceremony to mark his assumption of duties at the Government Palace in Beirut, Lebanon September 13, 2021. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS

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BEIRUT, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Lebanon's new cabinet is committed to resuming talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a short- and medium-term rescue programme, a draft of its policy statement obtained by Reuters showed on Wednesday.

The government is due to meet on Thursday to approve the draft, which will then go to a vote of confidence in parliament.

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Reporting By Laila Bassam, Writing By Maha El Dahan; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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