British Ambassador meets Mikati at Grand Serail


British Ambassador to Lebanon Hamish Cowell met Tuesday with Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati at the Grand Serail.

"I had a good first meeting with Prime Minister Designate Najib Mikati. Our discussion underlined the importance of strengthening the longstanding bilateral relations between our countries," Ambassador Cowell said after the meeting.

"I committed to continuing the UK’s support to the Lebanese Armed Forces and to the most vulnerable living in Lebanon," he added.

Cowell went on to say that the UK wants to see stability, prosperity and security in Lebanon. "This is why I urge authorities to deliver urgent reforms in order to secure a much-needed IMF deal."

"This is essential to put Lebanon on the path to recovery, to regain business and investor confidence, and to address the many and very serious difficulties the Lebanese people are facing," Cowell said.

"The UK will support Lebanon in this regard," he concluded.

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