Lebanese President Michel Aoun has authorised former Prime Minister Najib Mikati to form a new government, Aoun’s office said on Monday.
“I agreed with President Aoun about the need to form a government as soon as possible.
“We hope to form a government in accordance with the French initiative.
“I decided not to speak under my own responsibility. The best word is deed,’’ the presidential press service also quoted Mikati as saying.