Lebanese gov’t loses confidence of people: PM

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab said on Saturday that the government in Lebanon has lost, over the past years, the confidence of people because of its malpractices, LBCI local TV channel reported.

“The government has lost the confidence of people because officials worked on meeting their own interests instead of the interests of citizens,” Diab was quoted as saying during his visit to the Directorate General of Internal Security Forces.

Diab emphasized the need for a government that works in a professional manner regardless of who are in power.

“The work of the government must not be impacted when political authorities are changed,” he said.

Diab was appointed at the end of last year as new prime minister for Lebanon after the failure of previous governments.

He is currently working on a financial strategy aimed at saving the country from its current financial and economic crisis.