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Lebanese PM says he asked Egypt for support to generate electricity

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati speaks at an economy conference, in Beirut, Lebanon November 8, 2021. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS

Cairo, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on his Facebook official account on Friday that he had requested support from Egypt in the field of natural gas to urgently generate electricity.

Lebanon is grappling with crippling economic and fuel crises and has struggled with meagre supplies of state-generated power for months.

Reporting By Ahmed Tolba; writing by Moaz Abd-Alaziz; editing by Jason Neely

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