Hariri, Bassil Talk Govt. Formation in Paris Meeting

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A meeting has been held in the French capital Paris between Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and caretaker Foreign Minister and Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil, media reports said.

LBCI television quoted FPM sources as saying that the meeting tackled the deadlocked cabinet formation process.

The main obstacles delaying the new government are reportedly the number of seats that should be allocated to the Lebanese Forces and whether or not MP Talal Arslan should be given a portfolio.

Hariri was tasked with forming the new government on May 24.

Comments 4
Thumb whyaskwhy 19 June 2018, 23:20

So they go to Paris to get this resolved? also possibly create a portfolio to keep Aralsan happy otherwise he complains to Damascus and KSA pays off the bill for those who would be forced to accept the compromise. Makes one have more disdain for every single one of these so called civil servants!

Thumb s.o.s 19 June 2018, 23:59

Yesterday they were in Moscow watching a football game, today they're shopping at the Champs Elysees. Where will they be next week? 5th Ave?

Thumb warrior 20 June 2018, 04:36

Paris meeting???

Have some shame you shameless people! Half the country is below the poverty line and the treasury is bankrupt and these two thieves are meeting in Paris!

Thumb ex-fpm 20 June 2018, 08:37

Shameless!