Saad Hariri, Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate, traveled to the Qatari capital, Doha, on Thursday to meet with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. During the meeting, Hariri tweeted that they discussed the latest developments in Lebanon as well as domestic efforts in the forming of a government.
Qatar’s support for Beirut was conveyed by Sheikh Tamim to Prime Minister-designate Hariri, and also called on all parties of Lebanon to accelerate the process of forming a definitive government for the priority of Lebanon’s national interests and to solve the socio-economic crisis currently engulfing the country.
Hariri, who was chosen by Lebanese President Michel Aoun to form the country’s cabinet on October 2020, is a Sunni Muslim: a designation required under the country’s National Pact to be in consideration for the position of Prime Minister of Lebanon.
For the past three years, Lebanon has been going through massive socio-economic struggles throughout the whole country, most notably in the northern city of Tripoli where riots have escalated resulting in the death of a man.