Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, confirmed that the presidential vacuum is not in the interest of Lebanon, and its continuation contributes to deepening the country's crisis and increasing the suffering of the people. Aboul Gheit urged all Lebanese political forces and leaders to work together to end the vacuum as soon as possible by electing a president who would fulfil the aspirations of all the Lebanese and serve as a symbol for reaching the desired consensus.
These remarks came during Aboul Gheit's reception of Mrs. "Joanna Wronecka," the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, today, 13 November, at the headquarters of the General Secretariat in Cairo.
The official spokesman of the Arab League's Secretary-General, Gamal Rushdi said that the meeting included an exchange of views on the Lebanese crisis and ways to break the political deadlock the country is experiencing. Aboul Gheit listened to the UN official's assessment of the situation and the risks of continuing the presidential vacuum for an extended period.
On his part, Aboul Gheit affirmed the support of the League of Arab States for Lebanon in all its political stages, considering that ending the presidential vacuum is of crucial importance at this stage to achieve stability in the country and to enable the government to perform its duties and implement the necessary economic reforms to put an end to the Lebanese people's years-long suffering.