The session, which was attended by the representatives of the Money Changers Syndicate in addition to the premier, ministers as well as Salameh, led to an agreement between the conferees on the injection of cash dollar into the market, in view to facilitate the import of raw materials and to meet the needs of citizens.
“We are committed to the selling of dollar at an exchange rate of LBP 3,940,” Vice-president of the Money Changers Syndicate, Mohammad Halawi, said, calling on people not to resort to the black market.
In a second meeting today, the cabinet is scheduled to convene at Baabda Palace to evaluate the framework set to confront the monetary crisis, knowing that media reports indicated the assessment meetings will become periodic.
Lebanon witnessed overnight nationwide demonstrations to protest the hysterical rise in the US dollar price which, according to media reports, hit 7000 L.L. Thursday night.