BEIRUT: Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Tuesday that the situation in Lebanon had become “largely intertwined with the complexity of the situation in Syria,” and that even a new Cabinet would not be enough to solve the problem.
Mikati, who is currently on a visit to Berlin, noted that renewed negotiations for the formation of an all-inclusive government had come at a key moment regionally, with all sides eager to participate.
However, he said Lebanon was witnessing overwhelming internal differences that prevented a consensus and mutual understanding being reached.
Mikati spoke at a meeting with Arab ambassadors to Germany at the invitation of Lebanese Ambassador Mustafa Adib.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on February 05, 2014, on page 4.