The Daily Star (Lebanon)

U.K. hopes Lebanese govt formed in ‘near future’

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BEIRUT: British Ambassador Chris Rampling said Britain hopes Lebanon will form its Cabinet soon, after his meeting with former President and ex-Kataeb leader Amin Gemayel, a source from the British Embassy told The Daily Star Sunday. “We [Britain], like other countries, hope that the government will be formed in the near future. We are preparing for how we can then help the new Lebanese government maintain the country’s stability, security and prosperity through our continued long-term partnershi­p,” the source quoted Rampling as saying. The source told The Daily Star that Friday’s visit was part of Rampling’s introducto­ry meetings with Lebanese politician­s. –

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