Lebanese President Michel Aoun is seen at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon, November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
BEIRUT - 1 June 2018: Lebanese President Michel Aoun said Lebanon is set to "heal the economy" and combat corruption once it forms a new government, the Daily Star reported.
During a meeting at Baabda Palace Friday with European Union Ambassador to Lebanon Christina Lassen, Aoun said "After the formation of the government, the next stage is to heal the economy and carry out reforms."
The president added that he would not "be lenient" toward government corruption, moving forward.
Reform would "be at the heart of the upcoming government's attention," Aoun said.
Lassen reportedly expressed "optimism" that the new government would be formed soon.