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Berating political class, Macron vows more urgent aid for Lebanese people

PARIS: France's president said on Wednesday a fund will be set up to ensure aid is channelled directly to the Lebanese people, but warned that without a credible new government there would be no international bailout to save the beleaguered country.

Emmanuel Macron is trying to revive a French initiative on Lebanon, but with the country's fractious political class bickering, hopes of a breakthrough anytime soon appear slim. Four months after a massive explosion that killed more than 200 people and destroyed swathes of the capital city, Lebanon is no closer to forming a credible government to overhaul the bankrupt state despite French efforts to convince politicians to introduce partial reforms to confront the emergency.

News source ~ Arab News