24/03/2021

Arab League calls on all parties in Lebanon to act to solve political obstruction

CAIRO — The Arab League called on all political parties in Lebanon to act quickly to end the impasse over the formation of a government which is worsening the suffering of the Lebanese people.

Lebanon is experiencing the worst economic crisis in its recent history, with political leaders failing to agree on a rescue plan since the crisis broke out in 2019 as USD-flows stopped and protests spread in the country over the depreciation of the local currency.

Accordingly, the Assistant Secretary-General of the Arab League, Hossam Zaki, confirmed the League’s readiness to do anything in its power to settle the current Lebanese crisis and reach an equation agreed to by the Lebanese parties.

Zaki stated that the government can work with specialists to save Lebanon from its current situation by implementing necessary reforms that meet the aspirations and demands of the Lebanese people.

The Arab League also stressed its call for all political parties in Lebanon to, “promote the national interest and act quickly to end the political blockage that exacerbates the suffering of the Lebanese people.”

Zaki also pointed out that the Secretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed Abul Gheit, is very concerned by the controversies deadlock over the formation of a government and suggested that the country is slipping into a situation of intractable crisis.