The Ministry of Finance and the Lebanese Central Bank reviewed the best ways to maintain monetary balance in the Lebanese markets in order to positively effect the USD exchange rate on Thursday. The meeting was presided over by caretaker prime minister Najib Mikati at the Grand Serail.
The Chinese Ambassador to Lebanon, Qian Minjian, was later welcomed by Mikati in the presence of Hector Hajjar, the Caretaker Minister of Social Affairs.
“Today, I had the honor to meet with His Excellency the Prime Minister and to convey to him the Chinese Prime Minister’s felicitations marking the 80th independence of the Lebanese Republic,” declared the Chinese Ambassador as he emerged from the meeting.
Minjian also relayed to the Prime Minister the Chinese government’s decision to extend USD one million in cash as urgent assistance to the displaced Lebanese who received injuries during the ongoing clashes on the southern Lebanese border with occupied Palestine.
The Prime Minister separately welcomed the newly appointed Egyptian Ambassador to Lebanon, Alaa Moussa, who paid him an acquaintance visit upon assuming his diplomatic mission in Lebanon.