China forgives $1 million USD in Liberia's outstanding debt obligations (linked to #43602)
Constant 2017 USD
Funding agency [Type]
Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]
Action relating to debt (Code: 600)
On February 1, 2007, Hu Jintao, Chinese Prime Minister, signed an agreement to forgive 1 million USD and 80 million RMB of debt owed by the Government of Liberia to the Chinese Government. These debts were incurred through 3 interest-free loans contracted before December 31, 2005. According to the IMF, China's cancellation of these loans represented 100 percent of its outstanding claims due before December 31, 2005. This record captures the forgiveness of the 1 million USD debt and Project ID# 43602 captures the forgiveness of the 80 million RMB of debt owed by the Government of Liberia to the Chinese Government.
SAIS-CARI reports that an additional $10 million may have been forgiven in 2006.This project is not marked as umbrella because we do not capture any loan projects in Liberia prior to 2005, so there is no risk of double-counting.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Liberia [Government Agency]