Hariri meets President Aoun: Efforts underway to form new government

Almanar – Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said after meeting President Michel Aoun that the national unity government needs to be formed as soon as possible.

Hariri said he visited Baabda Presidential Palace on Tuesday to extend New Year greetings to President Aoun.

“The president and I are determined to meet again and end this issue, because the country cannot continue without a government,” Hariri said following a meeting with President Aoun.

“Efforts to form the government are underway and there is an obstacle that we have been working on,” the premier-designate added.

“The economic situation is difficult, but this is not to say it is impossible.”