The fifth meeting between President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Najib Miqati, following the port blast’s first anniversary, was positive compared to the previous ones, according to media sources.
Sources have informed al-Joumhouria newspaper that Aoun has discussed with Miqati a “new and positive” approach, which was sent to the PM-designate through a special envoy on Wednesday.
The newspaper stated, in remarks published Friday, that Miqati considered Aoun’s suggestions well worth “being studied” and described the new development to be positive, without being “too confident” nor “too pessimistic” about the results.
Sources also said that there has been “great progress” in the distribution of non-sovereign portfolios, and an agreement on a formula that will facilitate the distribution of the four sovereign portfolios.
A sixth meeting will take place today Friday between Aoun and Miqati.