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Lebanese President Aoun invites protesters to dialogue

Lebanese President Aoun invites protesters to dialogue
Lebanon's President Michel Aoun is pictured as he addresses the nation at the Baabda palace, Lebanon October 24, 2019. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS -
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Thursday that he was ready for dialogue with protesters to find the best solution for saving the country from financial collapse and said it was vital to review the current government.

In a televised address to the nation, Aoun promised he would also fight state corruption as demanded by hundreds of thousands of protesters that have taken to the streets since last week. He promised reform laws would be enacted to lift immunity from top officials and pave the way for investigations.

(Reporting by Samia Nakhoul and Tom Perry; Editing by Samia Nakhoul)

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