France is exerting efforts to resolve the obstacles that are preventing Cabinet from convening and French presidential envoy Pierre Duquesne is expected to arrive in Beirut in the coming hours, media reports said.
MP Asaad Dergham of the Free Patriotic Movement-led Strong Lebanon bloc meanwhile told the PSP’s al-Anbaa news portal that Duquesne’s visit comes as “continuation of the French initiative aimed at helping Lebanon overcome its crises,” hailing “the strenuous efforts that French President Emmanuel Macron is making in this regard.”
As for the reasons that are still preventing Cabinet from convening, Dergham blamed that on “the Shiite duo’s unjustified obstinacy.”
Asked about the standoff over Judge Tarek Bitar’s probe into the Beirut port blast, the lawmaker said: “The judge should issue his ruling, seeing as it is unacceptable to paralyze the country whenever the judge wants to carry out his missions.”
“The biggest loser is the Lebanese people, because it seems that the duo has its own judicial, economic and social system,” Dergham lamented.