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LUANDA, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Angola’s Finance Ministry said on Monday it has sought financial support from the International Monetary Fund due to poorer than expected economic growth this year.

The statement on the ministry’s website did not say how much the requested Extended Fund Facility would be worth. It said the IMF has been invited to Luanda in October to negotiate the programme. (Reporting by Stephen Eisenhammer Editing by Mark Heinrich)