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Lebanon Seeks Swiss Authorities' Help to Investigate Transfers

Lebanon Seeks Swiss Authorities' Help to Investigate Transfers

Thursday, 2 January, 2020 - 07:15
A general view shows a street hosting banks and financial institutions, known as Banks Street, in Beirut Central District, Lebanon September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi/File Photo

Caretaker Minister of Justice Albert Serhan's media bureau, announced that the Minister "transmitted to the Swiss judicial authorities, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, the letter of the Prosecutor General, Ghassan Oweidat, on the subject of requesting judicial assistance regarding information about transferring funds from Lebanon to bank accounts in Switzerland" .

The statement stressed that "the Lebanese authorities have pledged to maintain the confidentiality of the investigation and to refrain from using the information provided by the Swiss judicial authorities except for the purposes of this investigation," NNA reported.

The statement concluded that the request for legal aid also included reporting "the total amount of the funds transferred, with reference to their source, and whether they are considered to be suspicious or not."

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