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The Lebanese government is holding an emergency meeting after the recent protests against the severe economic crisis

June 12, 2020

The Lebanese government held an emergency meeting this Friday after new protests against the severe economic crisis that the country was in and the collapse of the local currency after a night that protesters cut several streets and built barricades.

The meeting was chaired by the country’s president, Michel Aoun, and attended by Prime Minister Hasan Diab and President of Parliament Nabih Berri, the Lebanese state news agency NNA reported.

So did the governor of the central bank, Riad Salamé; the President of the Bankers Association, Salim Sfeir; and Vice-President of the Currency Exchange Union, Mahmud Halaui, with the aim of fighting the fall of the Lebanese pound and trying to stop the crisis.

The Lebanese government is holding an emergency meeting after the recent protests against the severe economic crisisThe Lebanese government is holding an emergency meeting after the recent protests against the severe economic crisis

Lebanese Minister of Industry Imad Hobalá stressed after the meeting that this was “positive” and added that the central bank “will immediately start bringing dollars to market”.