Former Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced Tuesday in a statement his apology for not participating  in the meeting called for by President Michel Aoun at Baabda Presidential Palace tomorrow [Wednesday], to present the government’s reform program.

Mikati said in his statement: “We have received an invitation from President Aoun to attend the meeting with the parliamentary blocs tomorrow to be informed of the government reform plan… Given that the dangerous stage that Lebanon is enduring economically and financially necessitates cooperation among all to seek solutions. (…) We therefore decided that our parliamentary bloc would participate in the Baabda meeting, through the Parliamentary Finance Committee Secretary, MP Nicolas Nahas, to present our observations on the plan in question… We informed the Presidency departments of this decision.. However,  I was told today that the invitation to the meeting was personal, so I apologized for not attending,” said Mikati

Mikati also expressed concern in his statement that the approved plan will constitute a coup against all economic foundations upon which Lebanon was founded.

Source: National News Agency

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