The Arab League has welcomed the formation of a new Lebanese government, headed by Future Movement chief Saad al-Hariri, calling for providing economic and political support for it.
In a statement, Arab League Chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit said he “welcomes the formation of the new Lebanese government, congratulating Hariri on his success to run the talks forming the new government.”
He also hailed the role played by Lebanese President Michel Aoun “supporting efforts and talks which took place between Lebanese political leaders over the past eight months for the sake of reaching consensus on the new government.”
Moreover, Aboul Gheit stressed the necessity to “provide the economic and political support from all the components of the new government, in addition to support the Lebanese constitutional institutions in a way that preserves the safety and security of Lebanon.”
He also expressed wishes that the coming period will “witness unity among the Lebanese people to raise the national interests above any other considerations.”
On Thursday evening, Hariri submitted the government to Aoun after the political forces reached an agreement on the new formation, which includes all the political factions.
Hariri then announced that the first meeting for the cabinet will take place on Saturday.