Lebanese Prime Minister Hopes to Resume Cabinet Sessions Soon

Published October 27th, 2021 - 10:48 GMT
Miqati Meets Aoun, Hopes Will Resume Cabinet Sessions in the near future
In this file photo taken on October 27, 2019, Lebanese protesters wrapped in their national flag take part in a human chain along the coast from north to south as a symbol of unity during ongoing anti-government demonstrations in the area of Jal al-Dib in the northern outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut. Photo by Patrick BAZ / AFP

Prime Minister Najib Miqati met with President Michel Aoun amid current developments, including Information Minister Georges Kordhai’s remarks and Maronite Patriarch Beshara Al-Raie’s initiative for resolving the controversy over the port blast probe.

“We tackled several issues, especially the patriarch’s initiative,” Miqati said after the talks, hoping the initiative will materialize soon and will lead to a resumption of Cabinet sessions.

“What’s important is to purify the atmosphere and for the judicial course to be fully rectified according to the applicable laws and the constitution’s stipulations,” the premier added.

Responding to a question, he said: “We’re seeking through contacts to resume Cabinet’s meetings at the judiciary performs its role without any political interference.”

“As for the Tayyouneh incidents, let the investigation take its course,” Miqati added.

According to media reports, Al-Raie’s initiative calls for parliament to refer ex-PM Hassan Diab and three ex-ministers to the Higher Council for the Trial of Presidents and Ministers and for Beirut blast investigator Judge Tarek Bitar to continue his investigations without questioning politicians.


This article has been adapted from its original source.

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