Monday, 11 Nov 2019

Salameh hopes to form a government to carry out necessary reforms in public sector

The Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rahi, patronized the second and final day of the Bkirki Socio-Economic Forum, in the presence of Lebanon's Central Bank Governor, Riad Salameh, prelates from the Lebanese Diaspora and a number of socio-economic prominent figures.

Speaking during the event, Salameh hoped to form a government to carry out necessary reforms in the public sector and reduce the deficit.

Salameh also spoke about campaigns on the political and economic reality in Lebanon since 2015, saying that "these campaigns are linked in one way or another to the decision of the vote on the American law against the financing of Hezbollah at the global level."

"Due to this law, there has been a change in dealing with Lebanon, whether at the financial or monetary level to the extent that we were obliged to change the rules which Lebanon was previously adopting," he added.

Commenting on the Lebanese Lira condition, Salameh noted that "the stability of the Lebanese pound boosts confidence in the financial and economic situation."

Finally, he reassured citizens of the stability of the Lebanese Lira's exchange rate, which is a constant policy.

Source: National News Agency

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