The Lebanese Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, praised the outcomes of the 32nd Arab Summit, which was hosted by Jeddah on Friday, and said that it aims to settle Arab problems down to zero point.
In an interview with “Al-Arabiya” and “Al-Hadath” channels, Mikati said that the Arab summit reflects the “zeroing” of the crises in the Middle East, stressing that the Jeddah summit confirms that action comes before speech, unlike previous summits.
Mikati stressed that the Lebanese did not help each other, and “we need dialogue… If the Lebanese helped each other, they would be able to choose a president for the republic.”
He added, “I call on the Arab brothers to help Lebanon establish an internal dialogue… Lebanon needs economic support from its Arab brothers,” noting that “if Lebanon had a president, its situation would be much better.”
The Lebanese Prime Minister indicated that Lebanon has moved away from the Arab reality in the past years.
And he added, “We do not need a new” Taif Agreement “.. We need to complete the “old Taif,” indicating that Lebanon was and still is sick and needs the Arab brothers to recover.
He also noted that any political agreement in the region will necessarily affect Lebanon.
The closing statement of the Jeddah summit had urged the Lebanese authorities to continue efforts to elect a president for the country, form a government as soon as possible, and carry out economic reforms to get out of the suffocating crisis.