Bassil Promises Govt. 'Very Soon', Says Sisi Wants to Help on Electricity
Caretaker Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil announced Monday that Lebanon will have a national unity government "very soon."
"We will very soon have a national unity government whose mission will be to address economic crises," Bassil said in a meeting with Lebanese expats in Oman.
"We should work without rifts regarding people's needs, seeing as electricity, roads and telecommunications do not have a sect," Bassil added.
Bassil announced earlier in the day that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has expressed readiness to help Lebanon in the electricity and oil sectors.
“We thank President al-Sisi for the great affection he has expressed for the President (Michel Aoun), for me and for Lebanon,” Bassil tweeted.
He also thanked the Egyptian leader for “the great appreciation he has for the Lebanese people and for the willingness he has expressed to cooperate in the electricity, oil and apple sectors.”
Bassil was in Cairo to extend an invitation to al-Sisi to attend the socio-economic summit scheduled to take place in Beirut in January.