Hariri from Baabda: Everyone wants government to be formed as soon as possible

In the wake of his meeting with President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, at the Baabda Palace, Prime Minister-designate, Saad Hariri, said, "Everyone wants the government to be formed as soon as possible."

A meeting was held on Monday at the Baabda palace between President Michel Aoun and PM-designate Saad Hariri, over the latest atmosphere and contacts undertaken for the new Cabinet formation.

Hariri submitted to President Aoun a preliminary vision about the distribution of political parties' shares in the new Cabinet lineup.

Speaking to reporters on emerging, Hariri said he opposes keeping any major political party outside the new government.

He underlined that all the Lebanese components should be incorporated in the Cabinet.

Hariri told reporters that all Lebanese parties want to facilitate the government formation operation, saying such a matter necessitates "concessions and sacrifices" from all.

In reply to a question, Hariri said that the preliminary draft he submitted to the President includes his vision over the new government's shares' distribution rather than names.

He also favored a Cabinet of 30 ministers.

Asked about the recent statement by General Qassem Soleimani, Hariri deemed such utterances as regrettable.

"Interference in Lebanon's internal affairs does not fall in the interest of Iran, Lebanon or the countries of the region," Hariri corroborated.

Source: National News Agency