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国际货币基金组织批准向几内亚提供1.48亿美元无息贷款

国际货币基金组织批准向几内亚提供1.48亿美元无息贷款

6月19日,国际货币基金组织官网发布新闻稿,国际货币基金组织理事会批准向几内亚提供1.48亿美元的紧急财政支持,帮助几内亚抗击新冠疫情。

4月13日,国际货币基金组织理事会曾批准减免几内亚的到期债务。

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2020年6月20日

IMFExecutiveBoardApprovesUS$148MillionDisbursementtoGuineatoaddresstheCOVID-19Pandemic


June19,2020

TheIMFExecutiveBoardapprovesthe70threquestforemergencyfinancialassistancetohelpitsmembercountriesaddressthechallengesposedbyCOVID-19.


TheIMFapprovedthedisbursementofUS$148milliontoGuineaundertheRapidCreditFacility(RCF)toaddressurgentbalanceofpaymentandfiscalfinancingneedsstemmingfromtheCOVID-19pandemic.


GuineaisbeingseverelyaffectedbytheCOVID-19pandemic,whichhasdeteriorateditsshort-termgrowthprospectsandhinderedminingexportandtaxrevenues.


TheIMFdisbursementwillprovideneededfinancingfortheimplementationoftheauthorities'responseplantoaddresstheCOVID-19healthemergencyandmitigateitssevereimpact.

Washington,DC–OnJune19,2020,theExecutiveBoardoftheInternationalMonetaryFund(IMF)approvedadisbursementofSDR107.1million(aboutUS$148million)toGuineaundertheRapidCreditFacility(RCF).This,togetherwithdebtreliefreceivedonApril13undertheCatastropheContainmentandReliefTrust(CCRT),willhelpthecountryaddressurgentbalanceofpaymentsandfiscalfinancingneedsstemmingfromthenegativeimpactoftheCOVID-19pandemicandmitigationmeasures.IMFfinancingwillalsocontributetocatalyzingdonors’financialsupport.

GuineaisbeingseverelyaffectedbytheCOVID?19pandemic.WorseningglobalconditionsandarapidlyspreadinglocaloutbreakhavedeterioratedGuinea’sshort-termgrowthprospectsandhinderedminingexportsandtaxrevenues.

ThedisbursementundertheRCFwillprovideneededfinancingfortheimplementationoftheauthorities’responseplantoaddresstheCOVID-19healthemergencyandmitigateitssevereimpact.Keymeasureswillfocusonscaling-uphealthspending,protectingthemostvulnerablefromtheimpactofthecrisis,andsupportingtheprivatesector.TheauthoritiesaretakingstepstoensuretransparencyandaccountabilityintheuseofresourcestoaddresstheCOVID-19crisis.

FollowingtheExecutiveBoard’sdiscussiononGuinea,Mr.MitsuhiroFurusawa,ActingChairandDeputyManagingDirector,issuedthefollowingstatement:“GuineahasbeenseverelyaffectedbytheCOVID-19pandemic.Worseningglobalconditionsandarapidlyspreadinglocaloutbreakhavefurtherweakenedtheshort-termoutlook.Thepandemicandmitigationmeasureshavegivenrisetourgentbalanceofpaymentsandfiscalfinancingneeds.ThedisbursementundertheRapidCreditFacilitywillprovidetimelysupporttoaddresstheseneedsandshouldhelpcatalyzedonors’financialassistance.

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