President Abbas congratulates Lebanese leaders on forming new government

RAMALLAH, President Mahmoud Abbas congratulated today his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun on the formation of the new Lebanese government.

The Abbas welcomed this important step that will enable the Lebanese brethren to face challenges and and achieve security, stability and prosperity.

President Abbas also expressed his appreciation for Lebanon’s firm support of the Palestinian people and their just struggle for the establishment of an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.

The President also congratulated Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and the brotherly Lebanese people on the formation of the new government.

Earlier today, Lebanese President Michel Aoun, Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri signed a decree to form a new government that includes 24 ministers.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agenc