| 23 October 2021, Saturday |

Mikati meets World Bank delegation, tackles joint cooperation

Prime Minister Najib Mikati held a meeting with a delegation from the World Bank headed by the Regional Director of the Middle East and North Africa Department, Saroj Kumar Ja, and a number of joint projects were discussed.

After the meeting, Kumar said: “We focused on reforms in the port, energy and other sectors, in addition to financing small and medium-sized companies. In the coming days, we will focus on developing a social safety net program for emergencies and promoting reforms in the electricity sector to secure the best quality of services. We meet constantly for the best cooperation between Lebanon and the World Bank.”

In response to a question about assistance in the reform process, he said: “We can provide technical assistance and support, but the Lebanese state must manage the process of these reforms, and we have noticed progress in this regard.”