Lebanese President Michel Aoun said Lebanese authorities are working to resolve the dispute with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, a statement from the Lebanese presidency said.
“We are working at all levels with the hope of finding a suitable solution to the dispute with the Gulf,” Aoun said during a meeting with members of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries.
Aoun said Lebanon has already suffered from numerous crises, including the aftermath of the civil war in neighboring Syria and the presence of large numbers of refugees in the country, in addition to the impact of the Beirut port bombings and most recently the Gulf countries’ decision to ban imports from Lebanon.
He noted that the current government is continuing preparations for negotiations with the International Monetary Fund based on a recovery plan aimed at rebuilding the economy by implementing much-needed reforms.
Isabel Santos, head of the delegation, said the delegation’s visit to Lebanon aims to follow up on government-approved reform measures and hold discussions with Lebanese officials on the political and economic issues prevailing in the country.
She added that the discussions will also include Lebanon’s relations with the European Union.
To be part of the group »AOL“just click: Join Group and your request will be approved immediately.