Kanaan discusses WB report on Lebanon in Washington
MP Ibrahim Kanaan shone light on the current situation in Lebanon amid the presence of more than one million refugees on its soil, during a meeting with the World Bank in Washington.
The WB has discussed with Kanaan a fresh report on Lebanon, where the crisis was linked to the sectarian system prevailing in the country, in addition to corruption and instability of the state institutions.
“The crisis in Lebanon is the result of the situation brought forth in the country by the Syrian custody and what has happened since the conclusion of Taef Accord, not to mention July War and the so-called Arab Spring and its reverberations, especially that Lebanon has lost USD 7.5 billion due to the Syrian crisis and refugees,” Kanaan told his hosts in remarks on their report.
“The international financial contributions should be free and not in form of loans. They should also be conditioned with rendering the supposedly provisional presence of refugees permanent,” he underlined.
In Washington, Kanaan held a series of meetings with WB officials.
Source: National News Agencyhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/kanaan-discusses-wb-report-on-lebanon-in-washington/General