FOREIGN MINISTER: WE ASK THE LEBANESE SOCIETY TO GIVE US A CHANCE TO START REFORMS

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Nassif Hitti, affirmed that “the government is looking for comprehensive structural reforms in the economy, especially towards strengthening the productive sectors, most notably the agricultural sector and the small industries, in order to strike a balance between the various economic sectors in Lebanon, which allows for dealing in a successful and effective way to find a solution to the problem of unemployment and economic collapse. “

In an interview with “Akhbar Al-Yom” website, Minister Hitti added that “Lebanon is facing a serious economic crisis, and if it is not addressed in a comprehensive and rapid manner, it may lead to serious social and perhaps political repercussions; therefore, we attach great importance to economic reform.”

In this context, the Minister asked the Lebanese components to give them some time to launch the reform process.

He also referred to the reform program as mentioned in the ministerial statement, which is based on three phases: the first stage is the one hundred-day phase devoted to rapid and necessary reforms, while the second and third phases range from one to three years to plan reform in a comprehensive manner.

Finally, Minister Hitti considered that if the government gained confidence from the Parliament, Lebanon would seek support from the Gulf and Arab states, as well as from the International Support Group for Lebanon, in order to help Lebanon in its reform program.

Source: National News Agency

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