Lebanese PM urges meeting for all parties to end political deadlock

Xinhua , Wednesday 12 Jan 2022

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Wednesday called on all political parties to secure a meeting for the council of ministers in a bid to end the political deadlock.

Najib Mikati
A handout picture provided by the Lebanese photo agency Dalati and Nohra on January 5, 2021 shows Lebanon s Prime Minister Najib Mikati speaks following his meeting with the president at the presidential palace in Baabda. AFP

Speaking at a conference held for the launch of an environmental report at the Grand Serail, Mikati urged all parties to cooperate to save Lebanon and restore its prosperity before it is too late, the National News Agency reported.

"We must start right away with the rescue process, waste no more time, and avoid becoming victims of our own actions," said the prime minister.

Mikati's cabinet did not meet since last October, following the insistence of ministers affiliated with Hezbollah and the Amal Movement to hold a discussion on the Beirut port blast case, with the aim of disqualifying Judge Tarek Bitar, whom they accuse of politicizing the investigation into the explosion.

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