The governor of the Banque du Liban Riad Salam\u00e9 considered that circular 151 remains valid in the decision of a decision of the council of the Shoura which rendered it null and void. He thus considers that the latter that the Bank of Lebanon was not notified "of a valid copy of the decision of the Council of State". He also considered that Lebanon is not bankrupt despite the deterioration of social and economic conditions or the various reports of international institutions believing that the current crisis remains one of the worst economic crises experienced by a country since half of the 19th century. He also indicated that an upcoming circular will be published to "return the money to the Lebanese" and that cooperation between the Council of State and the Bank of Lebanon is necessary to resolve the crisis "in the interest of Lebanon" . Riad Salam\u00e9 made these remarks at the end of a meeting devoted to current financial files in the presence of the President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun. The announcement comes after the Council of State has deemed the Banque du Liban circular 151 illegal, stating that commercial banks must also reimburse foreign currencies in foreign currencies. As a reminder, these faced with insolvency had established in November 2019, an informal control of payments. This circular has since allowed depositors to withdraw funds from their dollar accounts at the rate of 3,900 LL \/ USD instead of the official parity rate of 1507 LL \/ USD.