Hariri Urges 'Harmonious, Credible' Technocrat Government


Caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Wednesday thanked France and the U.N. for the Lebanon support meeting that was held in Paris and called for expediting the formation of a “credible and harmonious” technocrat cabinet.

“I thank France and the United Nations for inviting the International Support Group for Lebanon to today’s meeting in Paris, and I also thank all of Lebanon’s friends, brothers and the representatives of the international institutions who took part in the meeting and expressed their keenness on helping Lebanon overcome the dire economic crisis it is facing,” Hariri said in a statement released by his office.

Adding that he took note of the closing statement that was issued by the ISG, the caretaker PM said “expediting the formation of a harmonious and credible technocrat government” is necessary to overcome the crisis.

He also called for “devising a salvation plan for the economic, social, monetary, financial and productive sectors” and implementing it “with the full support of Lebanon’s brothers and friends in the international community, the international financial institutions and the Arab funds.”

Comments 8
Thumb ___flamethrower___ 11 December 2019, 20:21

Best Prime Minister, ever!

Thumb s.o.s 12 December 2019, 00:03

Rare, medium or well done?

Thumb gebran_sons 11 December 2019, 23:49

A technocrat government headed by Hariri only for 6 months to prepare for new elections. Hariri now needed for his international connections to secure economic and financial support. But after new elections, new blood and new vision required to lead the government. All potential PM candidates clearly identify policies and priorities and provide a list of what should be accomplished in first 100 days of government to restore confidence, insure sovereignty, fight corruption, develop clean energy, modernize and automate government work, eliminate middle men from all government agencies (on-line processing), etc, so people can evaluate them and judge them accordingly.

Thumb s.o.s 12 December 2019, 00:02

Wake up GS, his international connection to quote you didn’t help save his family enterprise... if he can’t runs business of a few thousand employees , he can’t save a nation... he’s useless and incompetent.

His connections barely got him out of Saudi Arabia 2 years ago despite holding 3 citizenships.

Thumb libanaisresilient 12 December 2019, 07:25

@s.o.s I wouldn't have said it better! I'd only add a small observation to clarify one point: From where it comes the credibility Hariri got from Lenders? Well, obviously it has nothing to do with his Nonexistent ability to manage those funds effectively... Thus we must conclude that Lenders actually trust Hariri to secure their interests in the CEDRE deal because he has partnered with Lenders in the corruption schemes (well known "give and take") designed by themselves to benefit from those funds! Evidently being nominated as PM will not be enough, Lenders expect Hariri to form a cabinet that gives them full control over those funds, reason why Hariri has been ordered to demand key portfolios! Hariri is only credible as a partner in robbery! Got it now? That's the only sound explanation.

Thumb libanaisresilient 12 December 2019, 07:30

Anyway, we all know Hariri will not get what he needs, being nominated as PM is one thing, but forming the cabinet of Lenders dreams is impossible. Keep dreaming GS! Reality is sad.

Thumb thepatriot 12 December 2019, 08:47

I will say it again.
Please read the opening statement of the CEDRE convention.
We are not getting a cent as long as we have armed militias! It is cristal clear!

"only the Lebanese State may possess weapons, in compliance with Security Council Resolution 1701" Jean Y ves Le Drian French Minister of foreign Affairs (CEDRE opening statement)

Source: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/cedre_discours_du_ministre_en_cle8a64f3.pdf

Thumb libanaisresilient 13 December 2019, 04:47

Have you asked yourself Why Hariri and co. have been so confident about the release of those funds? I didn't hear anything about Hizballah's determination to comply with such resolution, Did you?