Clarke calls for debt relief

Clarke calls for debt relief

Kenneth Clarke, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, has taken the lead in urging the powerful group of G7 industrial countries that debt relief for the low-income countries is necessary. Speaking yesterday at the IMF, Mr Clarke said: "I welcome the growing recognition within the international community that this is a problem which demands an early solution." The committee did not agree on a solution yesterday, but decided to spend six months drawing up debt relief plans.

Hamish McRae, page 22

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