| 29 February 2024, Thursday |

PM Mikati says relationship with president Aoun good, affirms determination to form government as soon as possible

Prime Minister-designate, Najib Mikati, on Wednesday confirmed in a chat with “Al-Intishar” that “the relationship with President of the Republic General Michel Aoun is good,” stressing his “determination to form a new government as soon as possible.”

While Premier Mikati expressed optimism about the formation of the government and his readiness to achieve this goal, he stressed that “the most important thing is the election of a president of the republic.”

On the statement issued by the Supreme Islamic Legal Counsel, Premier Mikati said that he viewed it after it was issued valuing its content.

Regarding the Iranian fuel offered as a gift to Lebanon, Mikati said that this contribution is welcomed, pointing out that “there is a technical committee studying its specifications,” adding, “If it matches, we will accept the gift.”

On the issue of maritime borders’ demarcation, Mikati said that “this shall take place.”

On the other hand, Mikati did not comment on what the Free Patriotic Movement Chief, MP Gebran Bassil, said in a press interview today, saying only: “Our priority is to work to save the country and form a government.”

  • NNA