May 20 (Reuters) - The Saudi Arabian government is expected to re-issue local debt this quarter or next, Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said on Saturday.
The state budget deficit would be funded with three streams - international debt, local debt and drawing down the government’s financial reserves, he told reporters at a news conference.
In October last year, the government decided to suspend its monthly issue of domestic bonds.
Previously, the government had been offering about 20 billion riyals ($5.3 billion) of bonds to banks every month since mid-2015 to help cover a budget deficit caused by low oil prices.
Reporting by Marwa Rashad, Celine Aswad; Editing by Alison Williams