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Debt treatment -
September 16, 2010

Supporting agreements with the international institutions

Total external debt of the country

$4 400 million as of December 31, 2007

$1 366 million of which being due to Paris Club as of January 01, 2010

Amounts treated

$1 366 million of which $1 259 million being canceled, of which $107 million being rescheduled

Accorded treatment

Debt cancellation for the Republic of Liberia following its Completion Point under the enhanced initiative for the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (enhanced HIPC Initiative) reached on 29 June 2010

Categories of debt treated

Treatment of the stock as of July 01, 2010

Repayment profile

Treatment under HIPC Initiative Exit terms

Creditors also committed on a bilateral basis to cancel the remaining USD 107 million.

As a result of this agreement and additional bilateral debt relief, the Republic of Liberia's debt to Paris Club will be entirely cancelled.

Comparability of treatment provision

The Republic of Liberia was declared eligible to the enhanced HIPC Initiative by the IDA and the IMF in February 2007 and was declared to have reached its Completion Point in June 2010. In this context, the Republic of Liberia commits to seek promptly from all its external creditors which are not participating in the Agreed Minutes dated 16 September 2010, their appropriate contribution in terms of debt relief to the enhanced HIPC Initiative, on top of traditional debt relief mechanisms and consistent with the proportional burden sharing based on their relative exposure in net present value of total external debt at Decision Point after the full use of traditional debt relief mechanisms.

The appropriate nature of the debt relief provided will be assessed not only on the basis of the reduction in the net present value of the debt as computed under Appropriate Market Rate, but also on the terms of repayment of the debts not cancelled. For this purpose, all relevant elements will be taken into account, including the level of cash payments received by those creditors as compared to their share in the Republic of Liberia's external debt, the nature and characteristics of all treatment applied, including debt buy backs, and all characteristics of the reorganized claims and in particular their repayment terms whatever forms they take and in general the financial relations between the Republic of Liberia and all their other creditors.

Consequently, the Republic of Liberia commits not to accord any category of external creditors -and in particular litigating creditors, creditor countries not participating in the Agreed Minutes dated 16 September 2010, commercial banks, suppliers and bondholders- a treatment more favourable than that accorded to the Participating Creditor Countries.


Cut-off date

January 01, 1983

Organisation of the session

The meeting was chaired by Ms. Delphine d'AMARZIT, Co Chairperson of the Paris Club.

The head of the debtor country's delegation was Mr. Augustine NGAFUAN, Minister of Finance.

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