| 13 April 2024, Saturday |

Stressing on disassociation, Mikati from UN: ” We’re walking in field of political mines.”

Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati affirmed through Lebanon’s speech before the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Lebanon’s full commitment to “the Taif Agreement and the principle of disassociation, to keep our country away from what it cannot handle.”

At the beginning of his speech, Mikati recalled that “today the world is going through a period of armed conflicts and interrelated crises that cause concern to everyone.”

“We have been facing the worst economic and social crisis in Lebanon for several years,” Mikati said, adding, “We are walking very slowly and carefully through a field of political mines in order to bring the country to safety.”

Mikati pledged to “move forward with all the necessary reforms to get the country out of the crisis, ” appealing to friendly countries to stand by Lebanon to get out of its crisis and preserve the structure of the state.


On the other hand, Mikati confirmed that negotiations over the demarcation of the maritime border with Israel had made “remarkable progress,” stressing Lebanon’s adherence to “its sovereignty, wealth and rights in its territorial waters.”

He stressed that “Lebanon is determined to protect the welfare of its people and preserve its national resources,” stressing adherence to the implementation of UN Resolution 1701, which ended the fighting between Israel and Lebanon.

Prior to President Mikati’s speech, Saudi Arabia, the United States and France issued a joint tripartite statement, calling for holding the Lebanese presidential elections on the date set according to the constitution, calling for the election of a new president that unites the people and works to overcome the current crisis.

The joint statement expressed the three countries’ continuous support for Lebanon’s sovereignty, security and stability, calling for the formation of a Lebanese government capable of implementing reforms to address the political and economic crisis in the country.

  • Sawt Beirut International