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President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, received the Prime Minister-designate, Mustafa Adib, this afternoon at the Presidential Palace, and deliberated with him the results of the ongoing contacts and consultations to form the new government, in addition to the means to overcome the difficulties that have arisen in the recent period, while retaining the goal of speeding up the vision of the new government, as quickly as possible.

During the meeting, President Aoun asked PM Adib to continue his ongoing contacts to deal with the government file since current conditions in the country require quick rescue work, especially since 16 days have passed since PM Adib’s assignment and Lebanon is awaiting an understanding to form the new government.

President Aoun also affirmed adherence to the French initiative, in all components, which had been approved by Lebanese political leaderships.

After the meeting, the Prime Minister-designate told journalists: “I discussed, with His Excellency, the difficulties we are facing to form the new government. I am fully aware that we do not have the luxury of time. I count on everyone’s cooperation in order to form a government whose powers are to implement what was agreed upon with French President, Emmanuel Macron.

We agreed with His Excellency the President to wait a little, to give more time for consultations to form the government, and we hope for all the best.”


Source: National News Agency

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