Lebanon’s prime minister-designate said Friday that he would not step down for the time being but admitted that there were “big hurdles” to be overcome before a new government was formed.
Several meetings have been held between the PM-designate, Najib Mikati, and President Michel Aoun. Mikati said there had been some “positive” and some “negative” meetings with the president.
It has been over a month since Mikati was designated. He refused to issue a deadline when asked how long he would wait before giving up on forming a new government.
“I am hopeful … because no responsible [official] would accept this situation,” Mikati said during an interview with Al-Hadath.
Mikati also pled for help from Arab and Gulf nations.