| 29 November 2021, Monday |

Mikati: The judiciary is a refuge for all of us, and it is our duty to protect and preserve it

Prime Minister Najib Mikati called on Tuesday, from the Grand Serail, all parties involved in the government to cooperate in order to bring back governmental work in to its normal, in accordance with the road map that it set since the first day, for the sake of preserving Lebanon’s relations with the international community, especially the fraternal Gulf countries.

Mikati added: “It’s enough wasting time and opportunities, and let us all cooperate together to solve the vital hurdles and obstacles Lebanese are suffering from, and put all the files that require medium and long-term solutions on the path of discussion with the concerned international bodies.”

Mikati said: “In parallel to working to heal the wounds of Beirut, which was afflicted by the devastating explosion on August 4, 2020, the priority remains to clarify the circumstances of this dreadful crime, reveal its details and those involved, and heal the wounds of the bereaved. In this context, I renew my call to everyone to keep this file away from politics and confine it to its purely judicial framework and to adopt constitutional principles in dealing with it.”

He concluded: “The judiciary is the refuge for all of us and it is our duty to protect and preserve it. We are also sending a message to our friends and the international community, that we are a state protects and maintain the judiciary to achieve truth and justice.”