A French roadmap for Lebanon’s next government calls for the immediate resumption of talks with the International Monetary Fund to fix the shattered economy and swift moves to fight graft and introduce other reforms that have been delayed for years.
A view of the damaged site following the explosion at Beirut port, Aug. 26, 2020. (Reuters)
‘Set of spoils’
French President Emmanuel Macron meets members of the military mobilized for the reconstruction of the port of Beirut, in Beirut, Lebanon September 1, 2020. (Stephane Lemouton/Pool via Reuters)