January 3, 2020 / 1:41 PM / 23 days ago

Lebanon's president hopes government will be formed next week: statement

FILE PHOTO: Lebanese President Michel Aoun arrives at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia March 25, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

CAIRO (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun said in a statement on Friday that he hoped a new government would be formed next week.

Aoun said work was underway to form a government of specialists that could resolve ongoing issues in the country and restore internal and external confidence.

Reporting by Eric Knecht and Nadine Awadalla; Editing by Jon Boyle

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