Along with Carlos Ghosn, chairman of Nissan and Renault – Reuters image
BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday would stand with Carlos Ghosn, chairman of Nissan and Renault, a day after he was arrested in Japan for alleged financial irregularity.
Ghosn was one of the highest officers in the car industry. It was arrested after a car maker Nissan Motor said he had committed inconsistencies, including using company money for personal purposes and reducing the earned income data for years. The Japanese company intends to devote Ghosn as the company's chair this week.
France moved on Tuesday to set aside the Renault's presidency when trying to defend the company's league with Nissan, shaken by the scandal.
Libanus's foreign minister in the business government of Gibran Bassil said he had asked Lebanese commander in Tokyo to meet Gosn and follow the story, the ministry said in a statement.
"Carlos Ghosn is a Lebanese citizen and represents one of the successes of Libanus abroad. Libanus's foreign ministry will stand before him to make sure he receives a fair trial."
Ghosn was born in Brazil and from the origin of Libanus and is still Lebanese and French citizenship.
Prepared by Hala Kandil for the Arabic publication – edited by Abdel Moneim Darar