The United Nations calls on Lebanon to form a government, otherwise…

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The United Nations called for “the formation of a Lebanese government with full powers that can put the country on the path to recovery.”This came in a press conference held yesterday, Friday, by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, via a teleconference with journalists at the headquarters of the International Organization in New York.

Haq said that “the invitation of the United Nations came through the words of the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Yoana Frontka, during a closed consultation session of the UN Security Council held on Thursday, which was attended by the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix.”

He added that “Wronica highlighted in her testimony the multiple social, economic, financial and political difficulties accumulating in the country and their impact on the people, and renewed calls by the United Nations to form a government with full powers that can put the country on the path to recovery.”Haq indicated that the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix will visit the Middle East from 25 to 30 July.

“During his visit to Lebanon and Israel, Lacroix will hold meetings with government officials and key stakeholders to discuss the operations of the international peacekeeping forces in southern Lebanon (UNIFIL),” the spokesman explained.

And Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri announced about two weeks ago from the presidential palace his apology for forming a new government, 9 months after he was named, in a move that would deepen the suffering of the country mired in its worst economic crisis.

The announced dispute between President Michel Aoun and Hariri prevented the formation of the succession of the existing caretaker government headed by Hassan Diab, which resigned on August 10, 2020, 6 days after a catastrophic explosion in the port of Beirut that killed more than 200 people and caused the destruction of neighborhoods in the capital. .

The European Union foreign ministers announced a few days ago their intention to impose sanctions on the leaders of Lebanese officials because of the disruption before the end of this month.





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