| 24 May 2024, Friday |

Aoun says, Lebanon is keen on relations with the Gulf states

The President of the Republic Michel Aoun said in an interview with the Qatari newspaper “Al-Sharq” that the Emir of Qatar is keen to help Lebanon get out of its crises, and our relations with Doha extend for decades, and that the Emir’s upcoming visit to Lebanon will include political, economic and investment files.

He added, “Lebanon is eager to maintain best relations with the Gulf countries, and we do not forget the white hands of these countries in many stages, and all infrastructure projects are presented to Qatari investors.”

Aoun affirmed his keenness to hold the parliamentary elections, saying: “Lebanon cannot bear the renewal of the political class that caused the economic and livelihood collapse, and I will work to provide all circumstances for holding the presidential elections.”

He added that the crisis with Gulf countries will not affect the participation of expatriates in the elections, and we welcome the participation of European organizations in monitoring the integrity of the elections Parliamentary.

The President addressed all parties saying: “Stop tampering with the lives of the Lebanese, and I call on the political forces to a word of solidarity in which we save our homeland and restore dignity to the people.

Regarding the Capital Control Law in the House of Representatives, he said: “We will take a step forward to solve the hurdles related to deposit and negotiations with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to provide urgent solutions to the living crisis.

He added: “The Parliament will decide who will have the authority to try presidents, representatives and ministers.”

He said that Lebanon is still a safe country despite all the exceptional circumstances it is going through, and I assure everyone that there is no return to wars in Lebanon.

As for the negotiations with the World Bank, it is clear that they are proceeding in a separate track from the political differences, and the dialogue regarding the formula for the new government requires a dialogue that is not under pressure.

He concluded by stressing that no official convicted of forensic audit in the Central Bank will be excluded.

  • Sawt Beirut International