Prime Minister Najib Miqati on Tuesday presided over a meeting for the ministerial committee tasked with drafting the new government’s policy statement.
The National News Agency said the committee discussed ministers’ remarks over the draft and it was decided to hold a third meeting on Wednesday.
Miqati also met Tuesday with French Ambassador to Lebanon Anne Grillo, Norwegian Ambassador Marten Yttervik, U.S. Embassy chargé d’affaires Richard Michaels and Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh.
Information Minister Georges Kordahi had announced Monday after the committee’s first meeting that the drafting of the ministerial statement was expected to be completed on Tuesday.
The Minister of Public Works Mustafa Bayram — one of two Hizbullah-appointed ministers — said that the draft ministerial statement is “good” and that “the main concern is people’s pain.”
“We will come up with a new language to address people,” Bayram added.