Miqati Calls for Cooperation among Lebanese to Safeguard Countryإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Prime Minister Najib Miqati called on the Lebanese on Thursday to cooperate in order to safeguard the country and overcome all the obstacles facing it.
“The political rhetoric (in Lebanon) remains under the cap of democracy that we hold onto, as the country has always been able to overcome” the obstacles through the unity of its people, Miqati said during the opening ceremony of the Arab Economic Forum at the Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut.
He stressed on consensus among all parties over state matters to reach salvation.
Miqati stated that the developments across the Arab World put the countries at a crossroad which requires “courage” to avoid chaos that may have negative repercussions on the region.
The premier noted that the cabinet is working on increasing job opportunities and growth, noting that “the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was over 5% in 2011, which is higher than other non-oil producing Arab countries.”
Miqati said that the cabinet is seeking to reform the state institutions to improve public institutions by engaging the private sector’s investments.
“We have recently proposed an integrated plan for economic and social reform that would fortify economic growth,” he added.