Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib announced that he had reached an agreement with President Michel Aoun to extend the period of consultations before forming the next government.
This is what Adib said at a press conference after his meeting with President Aoun at the presidential palace, east of Beirut.
“I have reviewed with the President of the Republic the difficulties we face in forming a government and I count on the cooperation of all,” he explained.
It should be noted that the prime minister designate did not discuss how many days the consultation period will last before announcing his government.
On September 3, Mustapha Adib expressed his desire to form a government of specialists to implement reforms.
“My conviction and my desire are to form a homogeneous working group and a government of specialists seeking to implement the reforms as quickly as possible”, he indicated.
At the end of August, Lebanese President Michel Aoun instructed Ambassador Mustapha Adib to form the new government after the latter obtained 90 votes out of 120 during parliamentary consultations after the resignation of the Hassan Diab government.
Aged 48, Adib is originally from Tripoli, in northern Lebanon. He holds a doctorate in law and political science. In 2000, he assumed the post of advisor and chief of staff to Prime Minister Najib Mikati, until his appointment as his country’s ambassador to Germany in July 2013.
Source Anadolu Agency