AOUN CALLS TO REVIEW CORONAVIRUS MEASURES, DIAB LAMBASTES LEBANESE SIDES SEEKING TO HALT AIDS FROM ARABS

President Michel Aoun said Tuesday that the resurgence and wide spread of coronavirus necessitated the review of the related measures and the acceleration of their implementation.

 

Speaking at a Cabinet session in Baabda palace, Aoun highlighted the obligation to speed up the enforcement of decisions relevant to the improvement of the current social and economic conditions.

 

He also urged for the completion of reforms as requested by the international community, in order to redress Lebanon’s ailing economy and finances.

 

For his part, Prime Minister Hassan Diab lambasted Lebanese sides who, according to him, were working on blocking aids to Lebanon by Arab countries.

 

“You do know that contacts with our brothers in Iraq, Kuwait and Qatar, as well as with our friends around the world, are witnessing positive and encouraging progress towards helping Lebanon. However, there are people who still insist on increasing the suffering of the Lebanese,” said Diab.

 

“Is it acceptable that there is a party official whose sole concern is to block any help?” he continued.

 

“What we heard from our brothers in the Arab states about the contacts that some Lebanese politicians had held with them is really shameful,” he said.

 

“We have reports about a scheme to obstruct the government from inside the state administration,” he added.

 

Reading out the Cabinet’s decisions, Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad indicated that the Council of Ministers had agreed to adopt a wait-and-see approach to the resignation of Alain Bifani, the Director General of the Ministry of Finance.

 

Source: National News Agency