Libya & IMF Discuss Stabilisation Measures


The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), Muraie Muftah Rahil and his accompanying delegation met with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Deputy Managing Director, May Khamis.

In Marrakech, Morocco, they discussed measures to stabilize payment balances, and currency exchange stability in Libya. Controls and mechanisms of monetary policy, along with the latest practices in managing foreign reserves, were explored.

Furthermore, a capacity-building program was highlighted, demonstrating a cooperative approach towards bolstering Libya’s financial stability and management.

These discussions underlined a crucial partnership, focusing on Libya’s financial challenges and ensuring economic steadiness.

Last week, the CBL announced that it is actively exploring a digital shift from traditional to digital currencies with De La Rue. A meeting in Marrakech between Siddiq Al-Kabir the Governor of the CBL, and Clive Vacher, CEO of De La Rue, along with their respective teams, aimed to discuss this transformative financial leap.

The bank’s media office shared that the Tuesday meeting explored various pivotal themes in contemporary financial technology. A significant point of discussion was unifying the CBL, and implementing the latest environmentally-friendly currency printing technologies.

The discussions provided a platform for scrutinising the global shift from conventional currencies, towards digital currencies. Moreover, the strategy of the CBL towards digital transition was a notable point of deliberation.

Navigating through the digital transformation of currency implies a detailed examination of the international trends, and technological advancements in digital currencies. These dialogues might offer a path to understand and potentially embrace a new era of digital finance for Libya.

These considerations about the digitisation of currency are particularly crucial in the global financial landscape, ensuring Libya doesn’t lag in adopting modernised financial practices. Also, they would potentially provide an alternative and secure transactional tool, amidst the prevailing economic and political challenges in Libya.