Lebanon’s Minister of Economy and Trade speaks on economic crisis

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On Thursday, A hostage standoff in which a gunman demanded a Beirut bank let him withdraw his trapped savings has ended with the man’s surrender and no injuries.

This incident was the latest involving local banks and angry depositors unable to access savings that have been locked in Lebanese banks since the country’s economic crisis began in 2019.

Amin Salam, Lebanon’s Minister of Economy and Trade speaks to Al Jazeera.

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