Lebanon’s Hariri to ask for ‘$10-$12 billion’ in international investment
By France 24
02 April 2017 | 5:38 am
A few days before his trip to Paris, Lebanon's prime minister Saad Hariri sat down with FRANCE 24's Marc Perelman to talk about Syria, refugees, Hezbollah, and Saudi Arabia.
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