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LEBANON CENTRAL BANKLebanon Planning Potential $2 Billion Eurobond Issue, Salman

Lebanon is planning to issue eurobonds that could be in the range of $2 billion, said Talal F. Salman, economic adviser to the Lebanese Ministry of Finance. The debt’s maturity is expected to be 10 years or more and the “timing will probably be the end of May or June,” Salman said in an interview in Washington on Saturday, where he’s attending spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

File photo : Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil enter a hall before their meeting in Moscow on November 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV Credit: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV
File photo : Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil enter a hall before their meeting in Moscow on November 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV Credit: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV

Russia’s Lavrov,  Lebanon’s Bassil   discuss Syrian refugee issue

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil  discussed the returning of  Syrian refugees back home, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

 

jumblattJumblatt Hezbollah cannot agree on a venue for the meeting

“We have agreed on a joint meeting between the two parties this week but disagreed on the location. I understood from (PSP Minister) Wael (Abou Faour) that (Hezbollah  official) Hajj Hassan Khalil has asked it be held in Haret Hreik which I frankly refused. The party (Hezbollah) should take the initiative and visit us this time,” said Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt .

Hezbollah-PSP ties remain tense and the said meeting was supposed to ease the conflict.

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