The current week is supposed to be “decisive” regarding the formation of the new government, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Tuesday.
“Lebanon can longer bear… and God willing there will be positive results,” Berri was quoted as saying by Joseph Kossaifi, the head of the Lebanese Editors Syndicate, after he met with the Speaker in Ain el-Tineh.
“There are intensive contacts to resolve the two remaining obstacles, not more,” Berri added.
Berri also emphasized that “Lebanon’s problem is 100% domestic,” lamenting that “the international and Arab communities care about Lebanon more than the Lebanese themselves.”
“If you can’t help yourself, you can’t ask for help from others, and the biggest proof is the French endeavor,” the Speaker went on to say.
He added: “All people have shown a desire to assist Lebanon and the Lebanese must start assisting themselves. I heard these words yesterday from the World Bank delegation and I continuously hear it from the ambassadors who visit me.”