On Monday, the American Task Force For Lebanon met with President Aoun to discuss the issues the country is facing as well as Lebanon’s relationship with the United States.
The president met with the head of the American Task Force For Lebanon; the former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco, Edward Gabriel, a delegation of the task force, and the U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, Dorothy Shea.
According to the state-run NNA, the president stressed the need to form a new government to implement the reforms agreed on with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) back in April.
He also emphasized the urgency to solve the maritime border issue with Israel that the U.S. has been mediating so that Lebanon can “invest its rights of oil and gas in its water” and maintain stability at the borders.
For his part, Moroccan Ambassador Gabriel stated that the Task Force worked with the Biden administration to continue the United States’ support to Lebanon, especially during this economic crisis, and urged that the reforms requested by the IMF be implemented as soon as possible.