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Lebanese Caretaker Prime Minister: Qatar Continues to Support Lebanon without Fanfare or Political Calculations

Doha, April 19 (QNA) - HE Caretaker Prime Minister of the Lebanese Republic Dr. Hassan Diab hailed the State of Qatar's continued support for Lebanon without fanfare, and its assistance for the Lebanese people in various ways, without discrimination, nor investing in their suffering or employing political calculations.

In a press conference held at the headquarters of the Lebanese Embassy in Doha on Monday evening, HE the Lebanese Caretaker Prime Minister described the talks he held with Qatari officials during his visit as positive and constructive, noting that Qatar has never abandoned Lebanon.

Dr. Diab, on behalf of all Lebanese, extended thanks to HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, saying that the Lebanese keep in their hearts those who stand by them in times of adversity.

He added that he came to the sisterly State of Qatar while knowing that the Qatari officials, led by HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, are always welcoming for the Lebanese people, stressing that Qatar has always supported Lebanon.

The Lebanese Caretaker Prime Minister highly valued the position of the State of Qatar in rebuilding cities, villages and homes after the brutal and destructive Israeli aggression on Lebanon in 2006, as well as Qatar's generous sponsorship of the Lebanese understanding in the Doha Agreement, which ended a national crisis in 2008. In addition, Qatar was at the forefront of countries that have actually come to Lebanon to help after the disaster of the Beirut Port explosion last year, which destroyed the port and many neighborhoods of the Lebanese capital.

He regretted the difficult social conditions the Lebanese are suffering in their various aspects of life, saying that Lebanon is on the brink of total collapse, and unfortunately, complications are still preventing the formation of a government, nearly nine months after the resignation of the past government. Meanwhile, the tragedies of the Lebanese are deepening, and they do not contribute to pushing for the formation of a government that begins implementing the reform workshop based on the plan laid down by the government, and resumes the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund with the aim of restoring the economic and financial confidence in the country after the collapse it reached after suffering decades of wars, waste and corruption, and policies that encouraged the rentier economy at the expense of the productive economy. (MORE)