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Lebanon’s Hariri visits Cairo as he seeks to form delayed government

Lebanon’s Hariri visits Cairo as he seeks to form delayed government

AFRICA, Egypt, LEBANON, PAN AFRICA, RELATIONS
Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri met on Wednesday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Choukri, as part of a whirlwind visit to Cairo. The two officials discussed the socio-economic crisis in Lebanon and the formation of the new government, delayed for almost a year. Shukri called on the Lebanese political parties "to put the supreme interest of the country above narrow interests," assuring that "Egypt supports Lebanon to help it get out of its current situation," in remarks reported by Hariri on Twitter. Beleaguered Hariri is keen to garner support from regional powers, as he seeks to form a government needed to tackle his country's growing crisis. Lebanon has been without an active government since August 2020, after the resignation of the cabinet of Hassane D...
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