Lebanon petrol stations suspend strike

Lebanese people queue in front of a petrol station in Beirut's Cola district on November 29, 2019, following an open strike called for by the Syndicate of Fuel Station Owners. (AFP)

Lebanon’s petrol stations syndicate chief announced on Friday night that the union will suspend its strike starting tonight, state news agency (NNA) quoted Sami al-Brax as saying.

Lebanese daily Al-Nahar cited al-Brax saying the union was suspending its strike to hold talks with authorities and added the syndicate would have a meeting on Monday.

The union had called for an open-ended strike starting Thursday because of losses incurred from having to buy dollars on a parallel market, the main source of hard currency during the country’s economic crisis.

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