Minister of Displacement, Ghada Shreim, confirmed in an interview with “Sawt El Mada” Radio Station on Saturday, that “the government’s economic plan is comprehensive and addresses all the sufferings that Lebanon is going through and the various dossiers at stake,” adding that “this is an essential step to go in the direction of negotiations with the International Monetary Fund.”

“Lebanon cannot borrow more money that would increase its public debt, but resorting to the IMF is inevitable, and the important thing is that it is known where this money will be spent,” Shreim asserted.

“The government is taking advanced steps, and the current arrests and combating of corruption we are witnessing indicate the seriousness in dealing with the crisis, and we are sure that we will reach a positive outcome,” she corroborated.

On the issue of the displaced, Shreim said: “The international community has to carry out its duties, and there is a plan that the government is studying in this context. Lebanon can no longer bear today the burdens it has shouldered thus far in this regard, especially in light of the difficult economic crisis.”

She continued to point to the many files submitted to the judiciary by the Displacement Ministry, urging judges to act speedily in this respect. “There are judges who do everything necessary, while others we need to appeal to in order to take action, so it is not possible to rely on a judge or two,” Shreim underlined.

She concluded by stressing that the first and foremost goal of the government is to choose the best in every sect, and to fight corruption regardless of the sect of the corrupt.

Source: National News Agency

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