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Japan’s foreign minister denies implementing actions that would further destabilize Lebanon’s economy

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Japan’s foreign minister denies implementing actions that would further destabilize Lebanon’s economy
Lebanon News
In a Press Conference at Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi was asked by Arab News Japan about Tokyo linking its agreement to the IMF on Lebanon with the extradition of Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn.
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Motegi distanced himself from the comments made by Nissan’s lawyer to Lebanon, saying that “Japan would not further destabilize Lebanon’s economy, where an influx of Syrian refugees need support.”
“With the influx of Syrian refugees, the economic crisis, and the expansion of the COVID-19 pandemic Lebanon is facing, as well as considering the overall situation of the Middle East, we should avoid, at the moment, any situation that would make Lebanon more unstable,” he added.
Arab News Japan said that there was no immediate comment from Nissan, “despite efforts taken to contact the company.”
In an article published by Arab News Japan on Saturday, Sakher El Hachem, Nissan’s legal representative in Lebanon, said the multibillion-dollar IMF bailout was contingent on Ghosn being handed back to Japan. 

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