Hariri from Washington: Financial figures in Lebanon are difficult

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Thursday that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) looks at the financial situation in Lebanon specifically”.

This came in a statement to reporters after a meeting in Washington, DC, with the President of the World Bank Group David Malpas, at the bank’s headquarters, in response to a question asked by a journalist.

“In the last statement of the International Monetary Fund, they expressed their lack of enthusiasm for working with Lebanon!”

In another context, the Lebanese Prime Minister refused to describe his visit to Washington, as a compliance with the dictates of the United States.

He explained that he evaluates his visit in one way and his opponents evaluate it in another way. “They are dictates. I am nobody dictating anything to me.”

Asked about the country’s waste crisis, Hariri said: “When I return to Lebanon, I will have clear and frank talk about the waste issue.

Lebanon is suffering from a waste crisis that culminated in the summer of 2017, with garbage piled up in the streets for weeks after the Naameh landfill was closed south of Beirut.

According to a report by the Lebanese Ministry of Environment issued in 2018, there are about a thousand random landfills are invading the country from north to south.

Hariri began a visit to the United States earlier this week.

The official Lebanese news agency said that Hariri will culminate in his meetings in Washington, with a meeting to be held, on Thursday afternoon Washington time, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.


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