SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 1 August 2021, Sunday |

Cabinet Presidency: 500,000 euros to finance STL “is a donation”

The General Directorate of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers issued the following statement on Friday:

“Some media outlets circulated news stating that the Lebanese government had paid 500,000 euros from Lebanon’s share in financing the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

In fact, this amount is a donation that will be allocated for this purpose, after His Excellency Premier Hassan Diab had repeatedly informed United Nations Secretary-General and STL Presidency, since the beginning of 2021, that Lebanon would not be able to pay its contribution to finance the Tribunal. The payment of this donation was accompanied by a request from STL to set a timetable and a detailed plan for the conclusion of its tasks.”