Le Drian Ahead of His Beirut Visit: "Help Us to Help You"

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Le Drian Ahead of His Beirut Visit:

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Wednesday voiced deep concerns over the situation in Lebanon, urging the Lebanese authorities to implement the long overdue reforms so as to obtain the needed financial support from the international community.

“We are really ready to help you, but help us to help you,” Le Drian said during the French Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee meeting.

Le Drian announced that he will be visiting Beirut within a few days, saying that the country is at the verge of collapse and the government needs to act quickly.

“The country should work toward transparency, fight corruption and reform the troubled electricity sector bleeding out around $2 billion from the State’s budget annually, the financial and banking system,” he added.



Source: Kataeb.org