Lebanon’s 2022 budget is “an emergency budget” – finance minister

Lebanese Finance Minister Youssef Khalil is pictured at the finance ministry in Beirut, Lebanon October 1, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

BEIRUT, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Lebanese Finance Minister Youssef Khalil said on Thursday the 2022 budget was “an emergency budget” to keep the country intact.

Lebanon’s cabinet has been meeting since Monday to discuss the draft budget, which Prime Minister Najib Mikati hopes to pass to help talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) aimed at securing a bailout after one of the deepest financial crises. serious in the world.

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Reporting by Laila Bassam, Writing by Nayera Abdallah

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