Lebanon’s UN voting rights regained after settling dues: International ministry

UN Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres, in a January 17 letter, listed Lebanon together with Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, South Sudan and Venezuela as international locations that had misplaced their UN Basic Meeting vote.

Guterres stated Lebanon wanted to pay a minimal of some $1.8 million to regain its vote.

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A overseas ministry assertion didn’t say how a lot Lebanon had paid. “Lebanon has returned to play its pure function … within the work and discussions of the United Nations and its specialised committees,” it stated.

Lebanon has been in deep disaster since 2019 when its monetary system collapsed because of a long time of profligate spending, mismanagement and corruption by ruling elites. The state, which defaulted on its overseas foreign money debt in 2020, has been largely paralyzed since, with spending slashed throughout the board.

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