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Lebanon Seeks Help From Kuwait, Qatar to Weather Financial Crisis

Jul 15

Lebanon Seeks Help From Kuwait, Qatar to Weather Financial Crisis

Lebanon is in contact with Kuwait, Qatar and Iraq to help the country face its worst financial crisis in decades, Prime Minister Hassan Diab said.

The contacts were positive and “very encouraging,” he said at a cabinet session Tuesday, according to the official twitter account of the presidency.

Lebanon dispatched Abbas Ibrahim, head of general security who is known for his ties to Gulf countries, to Kuwait. No details of his visit has been reported so far.

The prime minister also accused local politicians of trying to obstruct the process. “Is it possible that a political party leader’s main concern is to obstruct help? This is shameful and even amounts to national treason. What we heard from our brothers in Arab countries about their talks with Lebanese politicians is shameful.”

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