Ibrahim Says Govt. ‘Initiative Successful’ after Meeting Consultative Gathering MPsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim stated on Tuesday after holding talks with the Consultative Gathering MPs that an “initiative” to ease the government formation impasse has been “crowned with success,” without disclosing the candidate’s name to represent said MPs.
“Our initiative has been crowned with success. I want to extend my gratitude to President Michel Aoun,” Ibrahim told anxious reporters, referring to the President’s week-long consultations with concerned parties to end the impasse.
“Our meeting with MPs is the first step towards the completion of the initiative. Things are going by leaps and bounds heralding a close government,” added Ibrahim.
Asked about the Consultative Gathering’s candidate to be named as minister, Ibrahim said: “We haven't discussed the names proposed yet. When the initiative is complete then we will announce the name,” he said.
He noted that one of the six MPs, Faisal Karami, is expected to return to Beirut on Friday after which they will name the candidate.
“All political parties have made concessions in order to make the formation happen,” he said.
For his part, Abdul Rahim Mrad said: “We appreciate the efforts of Ibrahim. His efforts were successful. The entire problem has been solved.”