The European Union said on Monday that it was disappointed and concerned by the resignation of the designated Lebanese prime minister, and urged Lebanon to form a government to obtain financial support from the International Monetary Fund
European Union foreign policy official Josep Borrell said in a statement that the bloc looks “with disappointment and concern at the resignation of the Prime Minister-designate, Mustafa Adib, and the circumstances that led to his decision.”
“The leaderships in Lebanon must unite and do everything they can to quickly form the government … the rapid formation of the government will also be necessary to reach an urgently needed agreement with the International Monetary Fund,” he added.
Earlier today, Lebanese President Michel Aoun confirmed his adherence to the initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron regarding the Lebanese crisis, following the apology of Mustafa Adib for forming the government.
On the other hand, Reuters quoted a source close to French President Emmanuel Macron as saying that Adeeb’s apology for forming the government in Lebanon means that political parties committed “collective betrayal”, but he stressed that France will remain with the country to help him get out of the crisis that pass by it”.