Beirut (Lebanon), April 7: Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Wednesday called on all political parties to cooperate to pull the country out of its crisis, the Council of Ministers said in a statement.
"We affirm that Lebanon possesses a lot of potential and capability which should give the country an incentive to revive. This requires that we all cooperate, especially at the level of government and parliament, to push forward reforms and the recovery," Mikati said during a meeting for the cabinet discussing necessary reform measures.
Mikati said his cabinet will continue to work to put the country on the path to recovery despite the tough social and economic challenges.
"We are working non-stop to explore ways to pay all our internal and external obligations," he said.
Mikati assured that Lebanon has made great progress in its negotiations with the International Monetary Fund and his cabinet expects positive results in this regard.
Lebanon has been going through an unprecedented financial crisis amid a steep shortage of foreign reserves, with over 74 percent of the population plunging into poverty, according to the World Bank.