Lebanon’s president hopes government will be formed next week: statement

CAIRO (Reuters) – Lebanese President Michel Aoun said in a statement on Friday that he hoped a new government would be formed next week.

Aoun said work was underway to form a government of specialists that could resolve ongoing issues in the country and restore internal and external confidence.

(Reporting by Eric Knecht and Nadine Awadalla; Editing by Jon Boyle)