US Treasury’s Janet Yellen says Congress needs to fund debt relief programmes for poor countries

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told politicians on Thursday that debt relief for poor and developing countries would be hampered without new funding, while US$2.7 billion in current unmet US commitments to the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and other institutions would grow.Yellen, in prepared remarks to a US House of Representatives Appropriations subcommittee, said that the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative for poor countries and a new debt restructuring “Common Framework”…

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