Arab League chief: New Lebanon government soon

The Doha deal, brokered by Qatari-led Arab mediators last month, led to the election of President Michel Suleiman and pulled the country back from the brink of a new civil war.

Arab League chief: New Lebanon government soon
Lebanon will soon form a national unity government in line with a Doha agreement to end the country's political crisis, Arab League chief Amr Moussa said on Sunday.

The Doha deal, brokered by Qatari-led Arab mediators last month, led to the election of President Michel Suleiman and pulled the country back from the brink of a new civil war.

The agreement stipulates the formation of a government where the Hezbollah-led opposition holds veto power. Security incidents and bickering over cabinet portfolio has held up the mission of Prime Minister-designate Fouad Siniora and raised questions whether the deal would be implemented in full.

But Moussa, ending a three-day visit to Beirut that included talks with several leaders, said the wait would be over soon.

"I hope that the Lebanese would be pleased with news of agreement to form the government soon. This is our hope," Moussa told reporters at Beirut's airport.

Reuters
Last Mod: 15 Haziran 2008, 16:15
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