Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani speaks during an interview in Beirut, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Deputy Prime Minister Ghassan Hasbani Sunday warned against banking on the upcoming donor conference in Paris to solve Lebanon's economic problems and called for implementing reforms rather than waiting for external funding.The Cedar Conference, also referred to as Paris IV, will bring together the international community in an effort to boost Lebanon's economy and infrastructure. More than $7 billion in assistance was pledged at the Paris III conference, held in 2007 in the wake of the 34-day 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah that crippled Lebanese infrastructure.
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