|22 January, 2020

Lebanon PM Diab: firing central bank governor out of the question

The new PM said his government's economic and financial approach would be "completely different"

Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab arrives at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon January 22, 2020.

Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab arrives at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon January 22, 2020.

Reuters/Mohamed Azakir

BEIRUT - Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab said on Wednesday that dismissing Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh was "currently out of the question".

Diab also said his new government's economic and financial approach would be "completely different" than past governments. He told reporters he had met with a number of foreign ambassadors who had "all expressed readiness to cooperate".

(Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Alison Williams) ((Ellen.Francis@thomsonreuters.com;))

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