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Lebanon's prime minister to speak at LSE on economic reform and prospects for the future

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Fuad Siniora, prime minister of Lebanon, will give a public lecture at LSE on Wednesday 10 May. He will speak on Lebanon's economic reform and prospects for the future.

The Lebanese Government's reform programme comes after a turbulent year that has seen the assassination of former PM Rafic Hariri and the withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon. What challenges does the Lebanese government face to achieve stability both at home and in the Middle East?

Fuad Siniora has had a distinguished career in banking and finance. He was chairman of the Banking Control Commission of the Central Bank of Lebanon from 1977 to 1982, and has served as a member and chairman of the board of several banks and financial institutions. From 1992 to 1998 he was minister of state for financial affairs and acting minister in successive Hariri governments, working closely with the late prime minister, Rafik Hariri.

He returned to the cabinet in October 2000 as minister of finance and remained there until the last Hariri government resigned in October 2004. He was nominated p minister of Lebanon in July 2005 and took office after his government received the largest parliamentary vote of confidence in contemporary Lebanese history.

Lebanon's economic reform and prospects for the future is on Wednesday 10 May 2006 at 11am in the Shaw Library, 6th floor, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all but a ticket is required. Click here to request a ticket from the online ticket form (open 10am, Friday 5 May)|

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Press cuttings

Daily Star, Lebanon
Siniora says world has 'duty' to help Lebanon recover (9 May 06)
Lebanese prime minister Fouad Siniora speaking at LSE.

Ya Libnan, Lebanon
Lebanon's PM Siniora in London to seek UK's support (9 May 06)
http://yalibnan.com/site/archives/2006/05/x_8.php|

4 May 2006

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