Mikati confirms that he will not visit Syria without international approval
The Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced yesterday, Monday, via Lebanese LBCI channel that he has no scheduled visit to Syria till now.
Mikati stated, that he could not take any step that harms Lebanon’s interest without a coverage from the international community, adding: “there is also no scheduled visit to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
He added: ” Lebanon is an independent sovereign nation with Arab identity, I do not allow to be a platform against our Arab brothers in any way.” stressing: “Lebanon must distance itself and build good relations with the international community and Arab countries.”
He continued, “We seek to stop the collision that Lebanon will be exposed to, and our goal is to contribute to addressing what is happening, especially since the country has lived in a vacuum for 13 months.”
Commenting on Hezbollah’s recent entry of tanks loaded with Iranian diesel to Lebanon, Mikati said, commenting on Hezbollah’s recent entry of tanks loaded with Iranian fuel oil into Lebanon: “I am sad as a statesman for the violation of sovereignty.” Lebanon and the boasting of using illegal corridors through Syria to bring in Iranian diesel.”
Regarding the upcoming elections, he stated that “the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities is preparing to hold the parliamentary elections next March, before the holy month of Ramadan.”
The Mikati government was formed on September 10, after 13 months of stumbling due to political differences, since Hassan Diab’s government resigned on August 10, 2020, 6 days after the explosion of the port of the capital, Beirut.