The Impact of the Syrian Crisis and the Critical Need for Sizeable Additional Financing

Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen, on behalf of the Minister of Finance Mr. Ali Hasan Khalil and the government of Lebanon, I would like to thank the World Bank, the United Nations and the Islamic Development Bank for organizing this event, and the Jordanian authorities for hosting it, and you all, Excellences, ladies and gentlemen, for attending it.