Prime Minister Najib Mikati will leave Beirut this morning to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the head of a ministerial delegation to participate in the 32nd regular session of the Arab League Council meeting at the summit level, which will be held in Jeddah on Friday afternoon.
The Lebanese delegation to the summit includes Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Abdullah Bou Habib, Minister of Industry George Boushikian, Minister of Economy and Trade Amin Salam, Minister of Tourism Walid Nassar, Minister of Agriculture Abbas Hajj Hassan, diplomatic advisor to President Mikati, Ambassador Boutros Asaker, to join the delegation, Ambassador Lebanon in Saudi Arabia Fawzi Kabbara and Lebanon’s Ambassador to the Arab League Ali Al-Halabi.
Concerned government sources told “Lebanon 24” that “there will be a series of meetings and meetings for President Mikati with a number of heads of the participating delegations, according to dates that have been set in advance or that will be arranged after his arrival. The prime minister will also deliver a speech in which he will address Lebanon’s position on all the files raised.” .
The Prime Minister affirmed, “This summit is of utmost importance at this time, first in terms of the active Arab contribution to advancing the required solutions to address the current situation, through basic constants that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had a fundamental role in establishing, through the Taif Agreement, which still constitutes the framework.” suitable for the management of the country’s affairs and the functioning of the constitutional institutions.
He hoped that the summit would constitute an opportunity to raise the basic problems related to the situation of the displaced Syrians in Lebanon, which has become a great pressure on the Lebanese reality as a whole, and a serious threat to stability in it, which requires Arab cooperation first, and with the international community to address this dilemma. The Arab-Arabism that has recently emerged constitutes a catalyst for expediting the handling of this thorny issue.
He stressed, “What we are doing in the government are immediate and essential solutions to stop the collapse, and to ensure the continuity of the work of the state and institutions, and local measures to stop the collapse, but these measures are not the final solution.”
He stressed, “What is required is the cooperation of the Parliament and all political leaders, to expedite the election of a new president, which will allow the country a grace period associated with the formation of a new government, and the completion of the reforms workshop, in order to enter the door to a solution and recovery.”
He said, “We have no choice but to carry out the required reforms and cooperate with the International Monetary Fund, which constitutes the available door to obtain international support for Lebanon.”
He concluded: “Lebanon has been going through one of its biggest crises for years, and its people are suffering greatly from the repercussions of this crisis, which paralyzed the state’s facilities and led its children towards hardship. He hopes that the Arab brothers will look at him, as we have always promised them, with a view of support and understanding. Lebanon’s crises and complexities are Those around him make him need more than ever for his brothers to stand with him and help him on his way out of the crisis.