January 20, 2022, 3:17

    Hezbollah, Amal end boycott of Lebanon’s cabinet amid economic crisis

    Hezbollah, Amal end boycott of Lebanon’s cabinet amid economic crisis

    BEIRUT, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Powerful Lebanese groups Hezbollah and Amal said on Saturday they would end a boycott of cabinet sessions, opening the way for ministers to meet after a three-month gap that has seen the economy and currency collapse further.

    The groups, which back several ministers in a government made up of members from across the political spectrum, said the decision was driven by a desire to approve the 2022 budget and to discuss an economic recovery.

    The groups had been refusing to attend cabinet sessions in a dispute over the handling of an investigation into the huge Beirut port blast in 2020.

    Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterReporting by Timour Azhari; Writing by Moataz Mohamed; Editing by Edmund Blair

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