“They are in a fantasy land,” De Schutter said. “It doesn’t bode well for the future of the country.”
An official source at Prime Minister’s Najib Mikati’s office did not comment on his view but pointed to the fact that Mikati had a productive meeting this week with another U.N. official, World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley.
Banks imposed informal controls on withdrawals and the currency lost more than 90% of its value since 2019 in what the World Bank has labelled a “deliberate depression” and one of one of the worst financial crashes in the world since 1850.
Reporting by Timour Azhari Editing by Peter Graff