Moscow Voices Concerns over Worsening Social, Economic Situation in Lebanon
Russia voiced concerns about the deteriorating economic and social conditions in Lebanon, in light of the resignation of Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri.
“It is a source of concern that during this period, the difficult social and economic situation in the country has only deteriorated,” Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement.
The diplomat added that Moscow considers the stable and effective work of all branches of power and state institutions in Lebanon as a guarantee for the consolidation of national sovereignty and the country’s territorial integrity.
Hariri had announced on Thursday quitting his mission of forming the new government in light of his failed consultations with President Michel Aoun.