Turkey welcomes agreement on formation of government in Lebanon
Foreign Ministry hopes new administration will take office soon to address country's challenges
Turkey welcomed on Saturday an agreement on formation of a new Cabinet in Lebanon, ending a deadlock that lasted for over a year.
"We are very pleased that an agreement has been reached on the formation of a new Cabinet in Lebanon under the leadership of Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
"This is an important step in the government formation process, which has been going on for 13 months."
The development came over a year after the previous administration quit following the devastating Beirut port explosion.
It hoped that the government "will be able to obtain a vote of confidence and take office as soon as possible, so that it can effectively address the challenges facing Lebanon."
The ministry also expressed Turkey’s continuing support "for the well-being, stability and security of Lebanon and the Lebanese people."
Since late 2019, Lebanon grapples with some of the severest domestic challenges including currency devaluation, and shortages of fuel and medicines.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.