President AOUN Tackles Local Developments with International Support Group, Arab Diplomats
12 Nov 2019
Lebanon- President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, on Tuesday tackled the most recent local developments with a delegation comprising of the ambassadors of the International Support Group for Lebanon (ISG), who visited him at Baabda Palace earlier today.
President Aoun explained to the visiting delegation his view vis-a-vis the circumstances that Lebanon has been going through and his position from "the political and security developments -- in line with the circumstances that surrounded the resignation of the government.
The President also briefed his visitors on the ongoing contacts to form a new government that endeavors to implement the reform paper adopted by the outgoing government.
President Aoun also touched on the demands raised by the nation-wide popular protests and his position from them.
In turn, the diplomats expressed their respective countries' support for Lebanon amidst the prevailing circumstances, stressing the importance of forming a new government that's capable of coping with developments.
It is to note that the meeting was attended by the Ambassadors of Russia Alexander Zasypkin, Italy Massimo Marotti, United States Elizabeth Richard, China Wang Kejian, France Bruno Foucher, Britain Christopher Rampling, Germany George Berglin, Head of the EU Mission to Lebanon, Ralph Joseph Tarraf, UN Special Coordinator in Lebanon Jan Kubis, and Arab League Abdel Rahman Solh.
The Lebanese side was attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Gebran Bassil, Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Salim Jreissati, and other ranking officials.
Separately, President Aoun welcomed a delegation of Arab Ambassadors to Lebanon, with whom he tackled the current situation and the most recent developments. He also called for "helping Arab countries revive the Lebanese economy again."