France Is Working On A Plan To Help Lebanon

France Is Working On A Plan To Help Lebanon
Reuters/Benoit Tessier

For , “is not a lost cause,” and this notion might soon manifest in a comprehensive plan that could help out of its intricate disaster.

French President expressed his intention to provide support in lifting the country out of its crisis, a French diplomat told Al-Arabiya.

The source said that has been discussing ’s current state with the and other countries, including the Arab Gulf’s states, considering that the Lebanese crisis “concerns everyone in the region and further away from the region.”

The said plan might include opening financial credit lines with , providing it with loans to revitalize its economy.

The diplomat pointed out that the Lebanese government “has not yet performed any substantial reform” since it came to power 6 months ago, asserting that “ is not a lost cause” and that “leaving it means opening its square to others.”

The remarks come as continues to shed light on ’s crises.

The European country, like the U.S. and others, has urged Lebanese authorities to initiate reforms in order to gain the trust of the international community and provide grounds for aid.

This call was reiterated by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian when he met Lebanese President on Thursday.

So far, his visit has carried the message that the promised aid is ready to reach but only after the latter moves forward with the necessary reforms.

Indeed, reforms seem to be ’s only key to unlocking the vital support of several superpowers through the International Monetary Fund, which has been negotiating with the country for months without yet reaching any palpable signs of agreement.

Notably, with ’s upcoming school year at risk, the French Embassy in recently announced a plan that will provide financial support to the students enrolled in over 40 francophone schools across the country.


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