EU envoys express to Aoun 'grave concern' on Lebanon situation
The Ambassadors of the EU and its Members States resident in Beirut, along with the Ambassadors of Switzerland and Norway, met with President Michel Aoun on Tuesday to express “grave and growing concern about the current situation in Lebanon,” EU Ambassador to Lebanon Ralph Tarraf said.
“We urged the President to do his utmost to support and actively contribute to the implementation of the crucial economic, monetary and fiscal reforms that Lebanon has committed to,” Tarraf tweeted.
“Though Lebanon’s context is challenging, immediate measures as detailed in the Staff Level Agreement the LB Government signed with the IMF on 07 April need to be implemented. The time to act is now,” he urged.
He added: “The European Union and its Member States remain ready to support Lebanon in this critical period, politically and financially, in the context of implementing a sound economic recovery plan and an IMF program.”