Lebanon's Aoun says a number of states expressed desire to help Lebanon

Reuters , Saturday 8 Feb 2020

Michel Aoun
Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab speaks with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun during a cabinet meeting at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon February 6, 2020 (Photo: Reuters)

Lebanese president Michel Aoun said a number of states with France at the forefront had expressed desire to help Lebanon, the president's office quoted him saying in an interview with French magazine Valeurs Actuelles on Saturday.

Aoun said he had a telephone call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, in which Macron congratulated him on the formation of the new government and they discussed the current crisis facing Lebanon.

Lebanon's government on Thursday approved a rescue plan that seeks to pull the country from its worst financial and economic crisis in decades.

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