Lebanese PM-designate Mustapha wants reform-minded Cabinet

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate said on Wednesday he wants to swiftly form a government of specialists committed to enacting urgent reforms in the crisis-stricken country that can regain the trust of the Lebanese and the international community.

Mustapha Adib, a 48-year-old diplomat, spoke to reporters after holding consultations with members of Parliament over the formation of a new crisis Cabinet. He was hastily approved for the job of prime minister earlier this week, ahead of a two-day marathon visit by French President Emmanuel Macron that ended on Tuesday night.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin