IMF and WB to play part in Iraqi debt settlement

Russian Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin said on Friday 2 Aprilthat the issue of Iraqi debt settlement will be solved together with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

According to Kudrin, who was speaking on Russian radio, there will be negotiations between Russian government representatives and the Iraqi cabinet with the participation of the World Bank and the IMF in 2004.

"The main principle of the Iraqi debt settlement is negotiations with the legitimate government of Ir