IQNA

9:53 - January 16, 2022
News ID: 3477389
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Amal movements announced they will resume attending cabinet sessions at the demand of the country’s people.

Hezbollah, Amal

 

In a statement released on Saturday, the two groups said Lebanon is today facing an unprecedented economic and financial crisis, whose main manifestation is the fall in the value of the national currency and deficiencies in provision of basic services in fields such as electricity, health and education, Al-Ahed News reported.

They said the only way to resolve these crises is presence of a strong government that can gain the trust of everyone.

Hezbollah and Amal said that at the request of the Lebanese citizens and in order to join discussions on the country’s 2022 budget and ongoing economic recovery, the two have agreed to resume participation in cabinet sessions.

Since late 2019, Lebanon has been mired in a deep financial crisis that has caused the Lebanese pound to lose around 90 percent of its value to the dollar and led its banking system to collapse.

Prime Minister Najib Mikati said in a statement he welcomed the decision to end the boycott and would call for a cabinet meeting as soon as he received a draft budget from the Finance Ministry.

Hezbollah and Amal initiated the boycott as a form of protest against the handling of an investigation into the huge Beirut port blast in 2020.

The groups have sought the removal of Judge Tarek Bitar, who has been overseeing the investigation, denouncing his politicization of the probe.

 

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Tags: Hezbollah ، Amal ، Lebanon ، cabinet ، economic ، crisis
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