Jabaq to 'Visit' Washington: International Organizations Recognized I Don’t Belong to Hizbullah

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Health Minister Jamil Jabaq asserted that international organizations and donors have realized through his work since taking office, that he does not belong to Hizbullah although the party called him to participate in the government, the Kuwaiti al-Rai newspaper reported on Friday.

“The health ministry is a ministry responsible for providing services and its minister is not affiliated to any political party,” Jabaq told the daily in an interview.

He added: “This has encouraged the development of relations with the European International Group and the World Bank which provided Lebanon with a soft loan worth $150 million and met with me personally about three times. We have developed a strategic plan to implement the terms of the contract and I will have a visit to the World Bank in Washington soon.”

Jabaq fills one of three Cabinet seats allocated for Hizbullah party which is subject to US sanctions.

This is the first time that Hizbullah allocates the health portfolio which has one of the largest budgets in Lebanon’s government.

On the other hand, Jabaq revealed in his interview, his first with a media outlet since he took office, the fact that he was referred to as the personal physician of Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.

“I wish I am,” he said, noting that individuals very close to Nasrallah visit him as physician.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 5
Missing un520 12 April 2019, 10:51

If he said: " I do not bekong to this terrorist organization that causes instability throughout the Midde Ease"....then maybe I would have believed him...

Thumb justice 12 April 2019, 11:27

Health Minister Jamil Jabaq asserted that international organizations and donors have realized through his work since taking office, that he does not belong to Hizbullah .

and they realized that in a matter of 2 weeks this thug has been in office?

Thumb s.o.s 12 April 2019, 13:24

he realized this Yesterday when he started feeling the heat on his bank accounts that could be frozen lmao.

Thumb whoareyou 12 April 2019, 20:32

I wonder if the necktie is standard Hezballah issue :p

Thumb whyaskwhy 12 April 2019, 20:46

Lol not affiliated with any party? I just woke up one day and there I was the representative of Kizballah in the government?! lol they did not even leave me with a phone number or a person to call! what a predicament he must be innocent and is by default not associated with anyone it just fell right into his lap.....talk about tough luck huh?