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Lebanese president says country needs ‘6-7 years’ to exit crisis

BEIRUT, Dec 24 (Reuters) – Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Friday the country needs “six to seven years” to emerge from crisis.

Lebanon’s economy has been in freefall since 2019, when a mountain of debt and political gridlock drove the nation into its deepest crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.

“We need six to seven years to get out of this crisis,” Aoun said in a televised interview.

Reporting by Timour Azhari; Editing by Nick Macfie

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