NNA - Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati received, at the Grand Serail on Monday, with the representatives of the five states who took part in the Paris meeting on Lebanon, namely French Ambassador Anne Grillo, US Ambassador Dorothy Shea, Egyptian Ambassador Yasser Alawi, Qatari Ambassador Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Sahlawi, and the Counselor at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Lebanon, Fares Al-Amoudi.
The ambassadors stressed that no final statement was issued following the Paris talks since the meetings are still "open and ongoing in order to support Lebanon and encourage the election of a new president of the republic."
"The real support for Lebanon will begin after the election of the new president, and then the enaction of the required reforms," they said.
They also warned that the failure to elect a president will entail the reconsideration of all ties with Lebanon. "If the MPs do not assume their duties, the foreign states will not be keener than the Lebanese officials themselves," they underlined.