Miqati Meets Aoun, Says Discussions Have Entered Names Phase
Prime Minister-designate Najib Miqati announced Monday that the cabinet formation negotiations have entered the phase of picking candidates, signaling that an agreement has been reached on the distribution of ministerial portfolios.
“We are trying to resolve the issue in a manner that is convenient for everyone,” Miqati said after meeting President Michel Aoun in Baabda.
Adding that there will be further meetings this week, the PM-designate confirmed that the discussions have entered the names phase.
Responding to a reporter’s question, Miqati said: “The chances of forming a government are higher than those of stepping down. There is no specific deadline but the time frame is not open-ended.”