January 2, 2020 / 7:58 PM / 7 months ago

Lebanon played no official role in Ghosn exit - minister to MTV

FILE PHOTO: Former Nissan Motor Chariman Carlos Ghosn leaves the Tokyo Detention House in Tokyo, Japan April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon played no official role in ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn’s departure from Japan, caretaker defence minister Elias Bou Saab told Lebanese broadcaster MTV on Thursday.

Ghosn abruptly arrived in Beirut on Monday after fleeing Japan, where he faces trial for alleged financial misconduct.

Reporting by Laila Bassam; Writing by Eric Knecht; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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