Economy

Reuters exclusively reports France ready to support Lebanon financially

Reuters exclusively reports France ready to support Lebanon financially

France is ready to support Lebanon financially – bilaterally or multilaterally – its finance minister Bruno Le Maire told Reuters, warning against mixing economic recovery in the small Mediterranean state with U.S.-led efforts to counter Iran in the region. Lebanon’s long-brewing economic crisis spiraled last year as the country’s capital inflows slowed and protests erupted against the ruling elite.