December 19, 2018 / 12:24 PM / in 3 months

Lebanon foreign minister to retain post in new cabinet: senior official

FILE PHOTO: Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil speaks during a meeting with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil is set to retain his position in the country’s new national unity government, a senior Lebanese official said on Wednesday.

Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil is also due to keep his post the official told Reuters earlier. Lebanon is on track to form a new cabinet in days, politicians said after months of wrangling hurt the outlook for its struggling economy.

Reporting by Laila Bassam; Writing by Ellen Francis; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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