Lebanon’s Finance minister advises against removal of head of Central bank amid calls for so

Lebanon’s Finance minister Thursday told local media that replacing the Central bank governor, Riad Salameh, today is not “wise”, Zawya reports.
Youssef Khalil, speaking to broadcaster MTV, indicated that nobody proposed removing the central bank governor, but “I do not imagine changing the central bank governor today is a wise matter.”
Khalil’s advice comes amid growing demands for Salameh’s removal. The head of the country’s central bank is being investigated in Lebanon and at least four European countries in connection with the economic hardship that has gripped the Middle East country since 2019.
Enjoying backing from several top politicians, Salameh has denied any wrongdoing.

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