IMF unable to consult with Syria


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has confirmed that it has been unable to carry out an Article IV consultation with Syria for the past 26 months.

The full press release as published on the IMF website is as follows:

“Delayed Article IV Consultation with Syria

Press Release No .13/294

August 2, 2013

On July 26, 2013 the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was informed that there could not be a briefing to the Board with an assessment of economic developments and policies in Syria, whose Article IV consultation is delayed by 26 months, due to a lack of adequate information that would allow staff to make such an assessment.

When possible, sessions to brief the Board based on information available are held approximately every 12 months for members whose Article IV consultations are delayed by more than 18 months.”

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