Report: Mikati won't visit Baabda before Ibrahim mediates with Aoun
Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati will not visit the Baabda Palace on Tuesday, contrary to what some media reports have suggested, al-Akhbar newspaper said on Tuesday.
Mikati will instead wait for General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim to meet with President Michel Aoun, the daily added.
“Ibrahim will meet with Mikati before visiting Baabda and will later meet with him again to inform him of what the president and (Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran) Bassil would say,” al-Akhbar said.
“If it turns out that the agreement that preceded (the PM-designate’s) travel is still valid, Mikati will head to Baabda, or else the reports about the presence of new conditions would be verified, which would take us back to square one,” the daily added.