November 6, 2019 / 11:10 AM / a month ago

World Bank ready to support Lebanon, urges formation of new government

BEIRUT, Nov 6 (Reuters) - The World Bank said on Wednesday it stood ready to extend all possible support to a new Lebanese government that was committed to good governance and creating opportunities for its citizens.

The rapid formation of a government that meets the expectations of all Lebanese people is the most urgent step required in Lebanon, the bank said in a statement after its World Bank regional director Saroj Kumar Jha met with Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Wednesday. (Reporting by Ellen Francis; Writing by Tom Arnold Editing by Gareth Jones)

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