Monday, 20 September 2021 05:18 GMT

Newly Appointed Lebanese PM Vows To Form Cabinet Quickly


(MENAFN- Nam News Network) BEIRUT, Jul 27 (NNN-NNA) – Newly appointed Lebanese Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, vowed yesterday, to quickly form a cabinet, capable of implementing structural reforms based on the French initiative, in cooperation with the civil society, Annahar local newspaper reported.

“I will work on forming a non-partisan cabinet, in accordance with the French initiative, to save the country from its current deterioration,” Mikati said, in his first interview, following his appointment as prime minister, earlier in the day.

Mikati also promised to restore normal ties with Arab countries, while assuring that he is highly aware of the limits of his relations with Hezbollah and Iran.

Lebanon has been facing the worst economic and financial crisis in its history, amid a failure by previously appointed prime ministers to form an independent cabinet, capable of dealing with the country’s multiple crises.– NNN-NNA

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