French foreign minister urges Lebanon to resume IMF talks


French foreign minister urges Lebanon to resume IMF talks
BEIRUT (AP) — French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian urged Lebanese politicians on Thursday to resume talks with the International Monetary Fund, saying they are the only way out of the…


French foreign minister: IMF only way out of Lebanon crisis
BEIRUT (AP) — France’s foreign minister said Thursday that talks with the International Monetary Fund are the only way out of Lebanon’s economic crisis, urging Lebanese officials to resume discussions with the lender that faltered over internal disagreements.


French foreign minister: IMF only way out of Lebanon
BEIRUT (AP) — France’s foreign minister said Thursday that talks with the International Monetary Fund are the only way out of Lebanon’s economic crisis, urging Lebanese officials to resume


French foreign minister urges Lebanon to resume IMF talks
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian urged Lebanese politicians on Thursday to resume talks with the International Monetary Fund, saying they are the only way out of the country’s dire economic crisis.Le Drian, the first Western official to visit Lebanon since the small country’s economy began to unravel last year, said concrete measures to undertake reforms have been long expected.Only such measures would enable France, a major ally of the Mediterranean country, to help Lebanon.


French foreign minister urges Lebanon to resume IMF talks
BEIRUT (AP) — French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has told Lebanese officials that there is no alternative path out of the country’s economic crisis except talks with the International Monetary Fund. His visit is the first by a high-ranking Western official to the Mediterranean country since the economic crisis unfolded last year.


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BEIRUT (Reuters) – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is expected to urge Lebanon to enact badly-needed reforms to help get the country out of an acute financial crisis during a visit to


‘Help us to help you’, French Foreign Minister Le Drian …
“Help us to help you is the message of my visit,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said after meeting Lebanese leaders in Beirut, adding that Paris stood ready to mobilise support but…


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Jean-Yves Le Drian was set to meet President Michel Aoun at 6:30 GMT, followed by meetings with Prime Minister Hassan Diab and parliament speaker Nabih Berri, the French embassy said. A statement to the press is expected in the afternoon after he meets his Lebanese counterpart, Nassif Hitti.