Aoun Meets Kubis in Baabda

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President Michel Aoun held talks at Baabda Palace with UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis and discussed the latest regional developments, the National News Agency reported Friday.

NNA said the meeting was held in the presence of former minister Salim Jreissati and other figures.

Kubis affirmed that "the United Nations supports implementation of reforms intended by the Lebanese government."

For his part, Aoun stressed “the most important government battle is its battle against corruption,” noting that several “measures will be taken to protect the monetary situation and rights of Lebanese.”

The meeting comes as Lebanon awaits advice from international lenders on dealing with the country's crippling economic and financial crisis.

The UN envoy to Lebanon had earlier openly criticized Lebanese officials urging

strict steps to mitigate the economic crisis before any outside help.

He said Lebanon will not benefit from any outside help if it’s government fails to implement “reforms and come with a clear action plan with deadlines.”

SourceNaharnet
Comments 4
Thumb eagledawn 21 February 2020, 14:27

“بتبقى انت الحلم، والحلم ما بيشيخ”
الله يحميك
بي الكل

A fearless man - A real leader - A true statesman.

Thumb s.o.s 21 February 2020, 15:16

Aoun is the reason why the country collapsed... and tries to act like a savior. Die now!

Thumb skeletor 21 February 2020, 15:38

I am negotiating with him as we speak... He promised me he'll do it before his next birthday.

Thumb s.o.s 21 February 2020, 19:40

I wouldn’t trust him on his promises... you need a contingency plan for such evil creatures.