U.N. urges Lebanon to form government of 'competence'

  • Wednesday 13, November 2019 08:13 AM
  • U.N. urges Lebanon to form government of 'competence'
Sharjah24 – Reuters: A top U.N. official in Lebanon called on Tuesday (November 12) for the urgent formation of a competent new government which would be in a better position to appeal for international support.
The U.N. Special Co-ordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis released the statement after a meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun and foreign ambassadors, warning the country was in a critical financial and economic situation.

Aoun said formal consultations with MPs to nominate a new prime minister and form the cabinet would be held soon. Ahead of the formal discussions, politicians have been trying to agree on the composition of the government to replace caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri's outgoing cabinet.

Kubis urged authorities to prioritise maintaining monetary and financial stability, including measures to give people confidence and protect their savings.