Lebanese prime minister-designate agrees to hold more talks on new cabinet

French President Emmanuel Macron visits Lebanon

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib said he had agreed with President Michel Aoun on Thursday to give more time for talks on forming a new government after efforts to appoint a cabinet to lift the nation out of crisis faltered.

After a meeting at the presidential palace, Adib said he knew there was no time to waste and hoped all sides would cooperate. “We hope it will go well,” he told reporters.

(Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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