Amid a deep economic crisis in the country, Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati has called on Arab countries to provide support to Lebanon.
Mikati said, following a dinner for Arab foreign ministers in the capital Beirut, that Lebanon is committed to distancing itself from any Arab disputes, calling on “the Arab countries, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations, in particular, to support Lebanon in this critical juncture.”
Commitment to implementing all United Nations Security Council and Arab League resolutions “in a way that consolidates the policy of disassociation from any Arab disputes” was reiterated by Mikati.
In order to discuss the agenda of an upcoming Arab summit in Algeria in November, Beirut is hosting a meeting of the Arab foreign ministers on Saturday.
In addition to a massive currency depreciation as well as fuel and medical shortages, Lebanon has been grappling with a severe economic crisis since late 2019.