Hariri Vows Solutions for Cabinet Delay, Asks for Berri’s Help
Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri vowed to put forward some suggestions that would facilitate the delayed formation of the government, adding that he requested the Speaker’s help in this endeavor when he met him on Thursday, the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat daily reported on Friday.
After his meeting with Speaker Nabih Berri, Hariri said the obstacles hampering the formation are “domestic and linked to ministerial shares.” He urged political parties to prioritize the country’s interest before their own.
Later on Thursday, Hariri met with Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil at the Center House. They discussed the recent political developments, including those related to the formation of the new government.
“We are in a difficult economic and regional situation. We must do something. We hope things will crystalize in the coming days in order to line-up a government,” said Hariri after the meeting.
The Premier refused to comment on threats of some parties to resort to the streets, he assured “there is no external interferences in the government formation. The problem is internal and linked to ministerial shares.”
Hariri said he will visit President Michel Aoun when “a new Cabinet format is ready.”