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UKEF guidance for creditors on temporary suspension of debt service repayments
Agreement to help eligible developing countries which request forbearance to respond to the financing needs arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).
G20 Finance Ministers and the Paris Club of official creditors have agreed to provide a temporary suspension on debt service repayments to help eligible developing countries which request forbearance to respond to the financing needs arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).
The suspension of payments will cover a period from 1 May to 31 December 2020 on anNPV-neutral basis and include both interest and principal payments.
For the UK, this applies to any debt rescheduled through the Paris Club or bilaterally up to 24 March 2020, but does not apply to uncalled guarantees subsisting at any time.
Countries eligible for support are allIDAcountries as defined by theWBGand the least developed countries as defined by the United Nations, that are current on any debt service to theIMFand the World Bank.UKEFwill implement the initiative, consistent with national laws and internal procedures.