Lebanese PM calls for national dialogue to restore ties with Gulf countries-Xinhua

Lebanese PM calls for national dialogue to restore ties with Gulf countries

Source: Xinhua

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2021-12-28 20:35:30

BEIRUT, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati called on Tuesday for a national dialogue among the different governing political parties to discuss Lebanon's ties with Gulf countries, the National News Agency reported.

"We need to reach an understanding to strengthen Lebanon's ties with Arab nations, especially Gulf countries, by not offending them or interfering in their internal affairs," Mikati said in a televised speech.

Mikati emphasized the need for Lebanon to disassociate itself from problems in the region to be able to preserve its ties with the Arab world and the international community.

Mikati added that he has been working on securing a meeting for the council of ministers to deal with the country's economic crisis.

Mikati's speech comes one day after an address by Lebanese President Michel Aoun who called for a national dialogue to put an end to the governmental paralysis, getting through important legislation, in addition to holding an urgent dialogue on a financial recovery plan, administrative and financial decentralization, and the defense strategy. Enditem