Aoun: Government Formation ‘a Lebanese Affair’
President Michel stressed on Friday after meeting French President Emmanuel Macron that the formation of Lebanon’s government is strictly a Lebanese affair, noting that his presence in Armenia is not meant to discuss the formation process.
“Forming a Lebanese government is strictly a Lebanese affair. I did not come to Armenia to discuss the government issue,” said Aoun after a closed-door meeting with Macron on the sidelines of the Francophonie Summit in Yerevan.
Aoun added saying that “Macron wants Lebanon to have a new government after the parliamentary elections.”
After meeting Macron, the President held talks with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, the National News Agency said.
Essebsi noted Aoun’s “role in supporting Arab issues and in leading Lebanon to a shore of safety, stability and sovereignty.” He invited Aoun to visit Tunisia, NNA said.