The Governor of the Banque du Liban hands over “Mikati” evidence of innocence of corruption


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Riad Salameh, Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon, handed over the results of the audit of his accounts to Prime Minister Najib Mikati, to confirm his innocence of corruption.

And tweets published by the official account of the Lebanese government on “Twitter”, Friday, stated that the Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon, Riad Salameh, handed over a review of his personal accounts to Prime Minister Najib Mikati.

personal initiative

Salameh said, on Wednesday, that he had ordered an audit of his investments after increasing media reports in this regard and in light of several judicial investigations.

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And the government’s tweets quoted Salameh as saying that there is no connection between the step he took and a separate criminal scrutiny to which the Central Bank is subject, according to Reuters.

And the company “Alvarez & Marsal”, officially launched last October, an audit of the bank so that Lebanon can obtain foreign aid in light of the financial crisis that afflicts it.

Salama said: “Criminal scrutiny takes its course, and what I did was a personal initiative on my part to be able to put the scientific data before you, which refutes everything we hear or read, and rumors thrown here.”

Delivery of audit results outside Lebanon

He added, that he will deliver the audit report outside Lebanon as well.

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Salameh, who has been in office for nearly three decades, has faced increased scrutiny in his tenure since the collapse of Lebanon’s financial system, plunging the country into a depression that the World Bank describes as one of the worst in the world.

There are investigations into Salameh in at least 3 European countries, including a Swiss investigation, which began last January, into accusations of major money laundering operations in the central bank, including gains of $ 300 million made by a company owned by Salameh’s brother, “Raja”.

Audit results

Salameh published the results of the audit, which dealt with the operations of the Banque du Liban and his personal wealth.

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Salameh asserted that his opponents misled public opinion by spreading false information that public funds had been transferred to Forry Associates Ltd.

He pointed out that this is a pure distortion and distortion of facts in order to harm his reputation and harm him and others.

Salameh confirmed that his opponents had launched speculations about his wealth, noting that his wealth is clear, documented and not hidden.

Political and popular parties hold Salama responsible for the collapse of the national currency, which has lost more than 100% of its value, and sharply criticize the monetary policies that he has adopted on the grounds that they have accumulated debts.


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