Photo taken on Oct. 22, 2020 shows Lebanese President Michel Aoun (C), House Speaker Nabih Berri (L) and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri in Beirut, Lebanon. (Xinhua Photo)
"I will form a cabinet quickly as this is the only and last opportunity for our country," says Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri.
BEIRUT, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri announced on Thursday that he will form a specialists' cabinet quickly to start with the implementation of structural reforms, aiming to save the country from its current crisis, MTV local TV channel reported.
"This cabinet's main duty would be to implement the reforms listed by the French initiative... I will form a cabinet quickly as this is the only and last opportunity for our country," Hariri sad in a speech from Baabda Palace, following his appointment by Lebanese President Michel Aoun as the new prime minister of Lebanon.
Hariri said he is keen to keep his promise of stopping deterioration in the country which threatens the economy and whole society.
"I am also insistent to rebuild what was destroyed by the two huge explosions in Beirut's port," he said.
Lebanon named on Thursday former Prim Minister Saad Hariri as new premier, with 65 votes out of 128, to form a cabinet, one year after the eruption of nationwide protests that led to his resignation.
The appointment of Hariri comes after the failure of previously appointed Prime Minister Mustapha Adib to form a new cabinet, given his inability to overcome obstacles hindering his mission.
Adib was appointed on Aug. 31 to form a new cabinet following the resignation of former Prime Minister Hassan Diab's cabinet after the blasts that rocked Beirut on Aug. 4.