January 23, 2020 / 4:01 PM / 25 days ago

France urges Lebanon to take emergency measures to tackle crisis: embassy statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - France stands ready to help Lebanon tackle a financial and economic crisis which requires the new government to take “emergency measures”, said a statement issued on the French embassy’s website on Thursday.

“The difficult situation in Lebanon requires the new government to prioritise emergency measures and restore confidence,” the statement said.

Reporting by Ghaida Ghantous; Editing by Eric Knecht

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