President Michel Aoun, indicated to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell that: “The new government’s main battle will be reform, once obstacles facing its formation are overcome.”
He added: “The executive authority needs to be formed through a realistic, participatory and pact approach, due to the specificity of the Lebanese situation.”
He asked Borell to “Continuing aid to Lebanon, pointing out the importance of the European help in recovering the smuggled money to European countries.”
Aoun stressed that: “Criminal financial auditing is the basis in the fight against corruption, where officials, politicians, economists, financiers and businessmen are behind it, as it is the first step required in the rescue initiatives and aid programs by the relevant countries and international bodies.”
He continued, “Lebanon welcomes any support provided by the European Union in the formation procedure of a new government capable of carrying out reforms based on constitutional principles, customs and national accord foundations.
He also confirmed the Lebanese stance regarding the importance of returning the displaced Syrians to their country.