Newly designated Lebanese PM urges immediate reforms, IMF deal

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Mon, 2020-08-31 10:08

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Mustapha Adib called on Monday for the formation of a new government in record time and urged immediate reforms as a step toward securing an agreement with the International Monetary Fund.

He spoke after being designated premier and hours before the arrival of French President Emmanuel Macron, whose pressure on Lebanon’s fractious leaders was crucial to forging an agreement on Adib, Beirut’s ambassador to Berlin.

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