Aoun Says Lebanon 'Will Only Rise' with Anti-Corruption Reforms

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President Michel Aoun sent a cable message to French President Emmanuel Macron, extending appreciation for his efforts at the CEDRE conference hosted by France early in April, the Presidency media office said on Twitter Thursday.

“Lebanon's re-emergence will only take place with reforms that are in line with my interests in combating corruption,” said Aoun.

International donors pledged $11 billion in low-interest loans and aid for Lebanon at a conference in Paris on April 6, to try to avert an economic crisis in a country hard hit by the fallout from the Syrian war.

Among the biggest donors was the World Bank which pledged more than $4 billion over five years, while France opened the conference with a promise of 550 million euros ($676 million).

Saudi Arabia, which vies with arch-rival Iran for influence in Lebanon, said it would renew a $1-billion line of credit to Beirut which had been agreed in the past but never used, Lebanese officials said.

Comments 11
Thumb s.o.s 19 April 2018, 14:40

Very hard to swallow given the he and his family are the most corrupt in Lebanon.

Thumb s.o.s 19 April 2018, 18:46

Grow Цр MoFan.

Thumb canadianleb 19 April 2018, 15:01

Good to hear!! I guess the first on the list would be you Mr. President and the second on that is would be your son in law. You know what they say start with your own house first.

Thumb ___flamethrower___ 19 April 2018, 15:13

Never has Lebanon seen an anti-reforms president such as this one, ever!

Thumb skeletor 19 April 2018, 15:15

He promised to visit me last month... don't understand the delay!

Thumb s.o.s 19 April 2018, 15:32

He’s a yuge disappointment, and you’ll learn than even in his death he’ll be as well!

Thumb Puppet 19 April 2018, 15:20

I respect general aoun who is now president, imam and direct descendant of ali bin abi taleb.

Thumb galaxy 19 April 2018, 15:44

lol @ “Lebanon's re-emergence will only take place with reforms that are in line with my interests in combating corruption,”

Thumb barrymore 19 April 2018, 16:11

Lebanon's destruction and bankruptcy are being planned at your corrupt hands.

Thumb s.o.s 19 April 2018, 18:32

LOL that's so gross!

Thumb whyaskwhy 19 April 2018, 20:56

This quisling has always been a hypocrite so this will not make a difference to his followers they will continue like sheep to idolize their Sheppard.