Lebanon’s participation in the work of the United Nations General Assembly in New York is a remarkable event in an exceptional circumstance that the country is going through.
The series of meetings and meetings that Prime Minister Najib Mikati holds with heads of state and delegations participating in the General Assembly, and the positions that are announced, came to confirm once again that Lebanon is strongly present in every event and the importance of the role played by the Prime Minister in pushing Lebanon’s friends to help it rise from the crisis The dangerous he is going through.
After the meetings he held yesterday with French President Emmanuel Macron, Jordanian King Abdullah II, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit, US mediator Amos Hochstein, and IMF Managing Director Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, President Mikati will continue his meetings today and tomorrow..
Mikati’s participation in the work of the United Nations General Assembly will culminate in Lebanon’s speech from the podium of the international organization, this afternoon, New York time (Thursday dawn Beirut time)..
In a summary of the positions recorded during Mikati’s meetings yesterday, the assertion with President Macron that “the priority of stability in Lebanon is to hold the presidential elections on time,” and the King of Jordan’s assertion that he “stands with Lebanon to pass the difficulties it is experiencing in all fields, especially the support of the military forces.” and security,” and stressing that “it will intensify contacts with the concerned countries to expedite the steps to help Lebanon solve the electricity crisis.”
Significant was the announcement by the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, “The Arab League’s support for Lebanon and its readiness to move Arably to support Lebanon at all levels. And on the necessity of achieving the presidential elections in light of its importance to the stability of the country“.
Financially and economically, the International Monetary Fund Director-General, Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, emphasized that the IMF was keen to complete the final agreement with Lebanon as soon as possible, and to complete the required steps for Lebanon, namely the approval of reform projects in Parliament, and addressing the issue of the exchange rate.“.
She said, “International interest in Lebanon still exists, but the steps required for Lebanon should be expedited, because the time has come to pass in light of the global economic stagnation and fears of global difficulties in the field of energy and food.”“.
She stressed, “The situation requires immediate and decisive measures to implement reforms in the country, and that the International Monetary Fund will remain on the side of the Lebanese people.”