Lebanese President Michel Aoun welcomed this morning at Baabda Palace a delegation of ambassadors, including Denmark’s Ambassador Merete Juhl, Norway’s Ambassador Martin Yttervik, Finland’s Ambassador Tarja Fernandez, and Sweden’s Ambassador Ann Dismorr.
In response to the ambassadors’ questions regarding the formation of a new government, Aoun explained that the democratic path will continue in the coming days through parliamentary consultations to assign a Prime Minister and form a new government.
His reassurance in this regard aimed to gain the confidence in the new Lebanese Parliament in what relates to addressing urgent issues, especially the economic situation, the recovery plan, and negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
The Lebanese president also affirmed that the file of demarcating the southern maritime border is of his constitutional responsibilities and dealing with it is based on preserving Lebanon’s interests and rights.
Accordingly, he will continue his efforts to reach positive results in this file, especially with the arrival of the American mediator in the indirect negotiations with Israel, Ambassador Amos Hochstein, to Beirut at the beginning of next week.
Aoun pointed out that he will ask Hochstein to resume his efforts to restart indirect negotiations, especially since Lebanon wants to be able to invest its oil and gas wealth in Lebanese waters and to maintain stability and security in the border region.
During the meeting, the ambassadors of the four countries affirmed their support for Lebanon in various fields and the continuation of providing assistance in the areas it needs, looking forward to strengthening relations between their countries and Lebanon.