Lebanese sources announced yesterday evening (Friday) that Lebanese President Michel Aoun officially signed and announced the decree to form a new Lebanese government headed by Najib Mikati.
According to reports, the decree was signed by Aoun during a meeting at Ba’abda Palace in the presence of Najib Mikati and Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, according to which Mikati’s cabinet will consist of 22 ministers, along with Mikati and his deputy.
The good news of the breaking of the spell of the formation of the Lebanese cabinet was published yesterday morning (Friday), during which Mikati said in a speech that he had spoken to Michel Aoun on the phone and asked him to make a date for meeting between them and presenting The final composition of the new government cabinet will be determined by him.
Following this issue, it did not take long for the time of Aoun, Mikati and Bari to meet quickly, that is, yesterday afternoon (Friday), and the three senior Lebanese officials met, and the Lebanese president approved the list of Mikati’s cabinet and ordered the formation of a government. Lebanon ousted the Lebanese businessman as prime minister, ending 13 months of uncertainty that had caused many problems for Lebanon and the Lebanese, although Mikati needs a lot of energy and time to reform the country.
After receiving Aoun’s order to form a Lebanese government, Miqati called the situation in his country “extremely difficult” and called for the unification of all Lebanese and Lebanese groups to save the country.
He stressed that the situation in Lebanon is extraordinary and we are all aware of the situation in the country and the reality is not hidden from anyone.
“The situation in the country is difficult, but nothing is impossible, and we will work together to stop the fall of Lebanon and establish contacts with the international community to meet the basic needs of the nation.”
Regarding the composition of his cabinet, he said, “My government is made up of all sections of Lebanese society, not specific groups; Now is the time for effort, not political debate. “There will be no decisive ‘one-third’ for any party in my government, and what matters is the trust and solidarity of the Lebanese people on the path to the re-formation of the government.”
“I have said before that I will not form a government, but I will form a working team to serve Lebanon,” he said, referring to the challenges facing the new Lebanese government and the solidarity among its members.
Mikati was supposed to present his cabinet list to Lebanese President Michel Aoun in early September, but this did not happen and it turned out that there was a dispute between him and the Lebanese president over cabinet members, which was finally resolved yesterday evening (Friday). .
Najib Mikati also has two limited terms as Prime Minister of Lebanon; He was instructed to form a Lebanese cabinet on August 25 by the Lebanese parliament and president, following the resignation of Saad Hariri, who had been unable to form a cabinet for nine months. The country has not had an official government since last August, when a devastating blast caused extensive damage to the port of Beirut, and Prime Minister Hassan Diab has been acting Prime Minister of Lebanon since resigning.
The situation in Lebanon these days, which began two years ago, is very complicated for the Lebanese people; Lack of electricity and a sharp fall in the value of the Lebanese (Lebanese national currency) against foreign currencies, along with fuel shortages as well as rampant commodity prices and the spread of the Corona virus, have put additional pressure on the Lebanese people. Minister Saad Hariri has been imposed on Lebanon and now the incumbent Prime Minister must find a solution for them.
In the past few months, the United States, France, and Saudi Arabia have made many attempts to impose their illegitimate demands on the formation of a Lebanese cabinet, but have so far failed to do so. To achieve the interests of the Zionist regime.
Lebanese Foreign Minister Mikati’s focal point
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has opted to use Abdullah Bo Habib, a former World Bank and Beirut embassy in Washington, as his foreign and immigrant minister in his cabinet.
Lebanon is currently going through one of the most difficult economic times, so negotiating with the International Monetary Fund is one of the missions of the new government to be able to solve some of its problems with the help of this international body.
It seems that one of the motivations behind Mikati’s election to the post of Lebanese Foreign Minister is the use of his experience in cooperation with the World Bank, in addition to his work in his country’s diplomatic apparatus and familiarity with international relations.
The new Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigrants is a graduate of the American University of Beirut and holds a PhD in Economics from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
He is currently the director of a Lebanese think tank and the Essam Fars Center, which he founded in April 2007.
Buhibib, who has worked for the World Bank, began his career at the international body in 1976 as an economist and was later selected as one of the top lenders in the Middle East and North Africa region.
The new Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration served as Lebanon’s ambassador to the United States from May 1983 to February 1990, then returned to the World Bank in February 1992 as an advisor to the Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa and head of the regional communications unit.
He returned to Lebanon in March 2001 and served as the first adviser to Lebanese Deputy Prime Minister Essam Fars until August 2005.
Experts on regional issues have expressed hope that the election of Bo Habib and his contacts with the World Bank will largely alleviate the country’s financial problems and reduce the pressure on the Lebanese people over the past two years, along with the authorities. And the political currents of this country, by falling short of some of their demands and holding hands and national unity, to thwart the conspiracy and demands of the Zionist regime and the United States, which is the destruction and collapse of Lebanon, and bring prosperity to the Lebanese people.