Prime Minister Najib Miqati will meet Monday with French President Emmanuel Macron, al-Joumhouria newspaper said.
Informed sources told al-Joumhouria that the two leaders will meet in Glascow at the U.N. climate summit.
International contacts asked Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati not to resign over a growing diplomatic rift with Saudi Arabia and some Gulf states – foreign minister pic.twitter.com/LW6UfUaXku— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) October 30, 2021
Miqati will also meet with the foreign ministers of Turkey, Kuwait and Egypt, the sources said.
They added that a meeting is being arranged between the prime minister and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Blinken is also attending with U.S. President Joe Biden the climate summit.
A meeting between Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and Miqati might be “difficult,” the sources said, since Miqati “doesn’t have what meets the Saudi conditions.”
On another note, al-Joumhouria wrote that Miqati is insisting on the resignation of Minister of Information George Kordahi, as “a key to resolve” the Lebanon-Gulf crisis.
Miqati said in a statement Monday that he had asked Kordahi to let his “sense of patriotism prevail over anything else,” media reports said.
#Lebanon’s Maronite Christian Patriarch calls on President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Najib Mikati to take steps to defuse the crisis with the Gulf, Reuters reports.https://t.co/d1s3OoTJyN pic.twitter.com/aVyraKWFqt— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) October 31, 2021
"We are facing a big slide,” Miqati reportedly said, "and if we do not avoid it, we will fall into what none of us wants."
The statement comes after Kordahi said Sunday, in remarks to al-Jadeed television, that his resignation is "out of the question."
This article has been adapted from its original source.
Naharnet © 2021