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IMF sees pace of talks with Argentina picking up in coming weeks

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WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund expects the pace of its ongoing discussions with Argentine authorities to accelerate in coming weeks, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said on Thursday.

Rice told reporters at an online briefing that the Fund shared the view of Argentine authorities that the Latin American country needed a carefully balanced set of policies to foster stability, restore confidence, protect the most vulnerable, and set the basis for sustainable and inclusive growth.

"We expect the pace of the meetings - all virtual - to pick up in the coming weeks," Rice said, noting that discussions had halted briefly over the holiday period.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal, Editing by Franklin Paul)