| 26 February 2024, Monday |

SBI news bulletin April 5, 2021

In today’s news bulletin:

– Lebanon is experiencing more brain drain and the country is threatened by a structural defect in the future.

– The cost of hospitalization will put either hospitals or social security in a state of collapse.

What’s the truth behind the visit of the Free Patriotic Movement leader, Geban Bassil, to Paris and his meeting with a number of French officials? What about the French endeavor to bring Bassil and Prime Minister-Designate Saad Hariri together in a meeting? Is it possible for Paris to make the two leaders meet following their discrepancies in Beirut?

Sources told Sawt Beirut International (SBI) that France has not taken yet a final decision over the move it will make to break Lebanon’s governmental deadlock.

According to French sources familiar with the matter, Paris has four options with regards to the government file: it would either welcome Gebran Bassil in order to hold meetings with senior French officials, or welcome Bassil and Hariri together in a joint meeting in a bid to solve their problems, or seek a broad meeting of Lebanese leaders in Paris, or simply wait pending a clearer “image” on the regional level, namely with the start of the Vienna talks on Iran’s nuclear program.

Meanwhile, things are getting worse in Lebanon; the U.S. dollar exchange rate is rising on the black market, Beirut is plunging into darkness, hospitals are at risk of total shutdown and the cemeteries’ doors are being stolen.

What kind of life are we expecting for a country where even the deceased are being disrespected?