Belgian central bank chief on ship to Cyprus

National Bank of Belgium governor Guy Quaden and his family were evacuated from Lebanon by a ship bound for Cyprus, a bank spokesman was quoted as saying on Wednesday 20 July.

According to Reuters, the spokesman said Quaden was expected to land at Larnaca in Cyprus late on Wednesday night or early Thursday.

The Belgian daily newspaper De Standaard said Quaden had been in Lebanon for 10 days and had been joined for the holiday by his wife and two sons.

Quaden, 60, had been on a business trip and