U.S.’s Blinken urges well timed presidential election in Lebanon -statement By Reuters


© Reuters. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Lebanese Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati maintain a sidebar assembly in the course of the 77th United Nations Basic Meeting in New York Metropolis, U.S., September 20, 2022. REUTERS/David ‘Dee’ Delgado/Pool

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged well timed presidential elections in Lebanon in a gathering with that nation’s prime minister, Najib Mikati, the State Division mentioned on Wednesday.

“The secretary emphasised the necessity to maintain a well timed presidential election in Lebanon and urged that the Prime Minister and different leaders implement key reforms wanted to impact significant change, promote good governance, and revive Lebanon’s financial system whereas restoring the belief of its folks,” within the assembly on Tuesday in New York, the division mentioned.

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