Arab Monetary Fund emphasizes willingness to offer $150 million to Yemen
The Chairman of the Arab Monetary Fund Abdurahman al-Hameedi said the Fund will work to finalize the necessary procedures to allocate $150 million from the Arab Trade Budget for Yemen, after Yemen settles the overdue installments as per the new debt structure.
Al-Hameedi made the remarks in a meeting with the governor of the Central Bank of Yemen Mohammed Zimmam in Dubai on Sunday. The meeting discussed the installments unsettled from 2016 due to the Houthi-triggered turbulence.
Zimmam on his part confirmed that Yemen would pay the overdue installments to the Arab Monetary Fund after this debt balance is restructured. Al-Hameedi noted that Yemen has always been committed to settling its debts and never before did it delay the settlement of its debts to any Arab or international financial institutions.
He therefore said it is the Fund’s duty to stand by the side of Yemen in this crisis the country is going through.