Greek Orthodox Bishop Elias Odeh meets with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati to discuss current situation in Lebanon

BEIRUT — Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Beirut and its Environs Bishop Elias Odeh met with a government delegation that included Prime Minister Najib Mikati, his deputy Saada Shami, and MP Nicolas Nahas on Wednesday.

During the meeting, the living conditions of the Lebanese people were discussed, with PM Mikatti briefing Bishop Odeh on the measures being taken by the Lebanese government to improve conditions in the country.

They also discussed the repercussions of the Beirut port explosion and what happened in the region after this disaster, which killed hundreds and left thousands of others wounded.

Mikati explained that while the file remains in the hands of Judge Bitar, they will not interfere in the affairs of the judiciary.

The delegation informed Bishop Odeh of the launch of a new initiative by the government entitled “B5”, especially in areas affected by the port bombing, which is being carried out by the World Bank and the European Union with the aim of providing the necessary assistance to businesses struggling to stay afloat amidst the country’s economic crisis.