Hariri Travels to United Arab Emirates
Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri left Beirut this afternoon heading to the United Arab Emirates, his press office said.
Bickering between Lebanon's political rivals has left the country in a stalemate for months, only worsening the economic disaster sparked by a debt crisis and sovereign default last year.
Disagreements between Hariri and President Michel Aoun have delayed the formation of the government for more than four months.
Hariri had recently announced that his meetings abroad are aimed at rallying support for crisis-hit Lebanon.
“I’m visiting Arab states and countries in the region and the world to rally support for Lebanon and mend ties, especially Arab relations, so that the solution can begin quickly once the government is formed, and it will be formed,” he said.