President Macron: Justice Must Be Achieved And I Won’t Let Lebanon Collapse And Disappear

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Anadolu Agency

On the 2nd anniversary of the Beirut port explosion, French President Emmanuel Macron issued a strong statement in regards to the obstructed investigation impeding justice.

“I reiterate today that justice must be done. In order to turn the page and rebuild themselves, the Lebanese in this country need to know the truth,” he said.

He pointed out, in an interview with local news, that Lebanon is witnessing an unprecedented crisis.

It also needs justice in order to rise, explaining that France will continue to help Lebanon with its partners, considering that the Lebanese investigation that was suspended for several months must be completely independent and free from any political interference.

“I will never give up, I will not let Lebanon collapse and disappear. Despite the headwinds and difficulties, I will maintain this approach firmly, realistically, and pragmatically,” he stressed.

He also considered that the agreement reached with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) must be implemented because it constitutes an important stage for the restoration of Lost investor confidence in Lebanon.

In addition, Macron warned that Lebanon cannot tolerate a new conflict on its southern border with Israel, saying that “it will be more deadly and destructive than the 2006 war.”

“Such a conflict is not in the interest of any Lebanese side. In this regard, it is important not to politicize the very difficult issue of border demarcation with Israel,” he said.

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