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MetiNews.Com - Elysee expresses disappointment over Lebanon's failure to form new government by mid September, urges action.
Breaking News ! By Cindi CookFrench President Emmanuel Macron expressed disappointment Wednesday over Lebanon's failure to form a new government by mid-September in accordance with a schedule laid out by both countries.The agreement on Sept. 1 came in the wake of a colossal explosion at the main port in the capital Beirut on Aug. 4 after 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate left untended for years ignited in a warehouse there. The chemical compound is often used in making bombs and fertilizer.The explosion, felt for miles, left 190 dead, 6,500 injured -- including 19 French citizens -- and 300,000 displaced.Macron visited Beirut two days after the blast, meeting with heads of state over the crisis. He then returned Sept. 1 to delineate a path out of the quagmire Lebanon has become.
. 15."France regrets that Lebanese politicians have not managed to keep the commitments made to President Macron on Sept. 1, 2020, according to the announced schedule," said the Elysee Palace in a statement."It is not yet too late: Everyone must take their responsibilities and finally act in the sole interest of Lebanon by allowing Mr. Mustapha Adib to form a government that is up to the gravity of the situation," it said in a statement.On Aug. 31, Mustapha Adib was installed as the new prime minister. Adib had previously been ambassador to Germany. -
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