Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani paid a one-day visit to Lebanon on Tuesday and met Lebanese top officials, including President Michel Aoun. In his meeting, Minister Al-Thani stated that his country is ready to mediate between Lebanese politicians to pave the way for the establishment of a new government. In his statement, Al-Thani indicated that, as a partner with amicable relations with all related parties in the establishment of a new government in Lebanon, Qatar would like to support the progress that would lead to the emergence of a new government. His country does not intend to undermine the French efforts in this regard, he added.
In Lebanon, France has started an initiative to establish a new government after Hassan Diab’s resignation. However, meaningful progress has not been made since the dissolution of Diab’s government.