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Mikati: We appreciate Iraq's support for us, and the government will make every effort to ease the impact of electrical rationing

The Lebanese Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, valued the Iraqi government's support for Lebanon and its standing by it in these difficult circumstances, especially through the implementation of the Iraqi oil import contract, to participate in solving the electricity crisis," according to the National News Agency.

President Mikati was briefed by the Minister of Energy and Water, Dr. Walid Fayyad, about the procedures for the arrival of the first Iraqi oil ship to the Deir Ammar electrical plant, which helps in increasing the hours of supplying the current.

Mikati stressed that the government will make all efforts to reduce the impact of electricity rationing and improve the nutrition situation, provided that the parallel step is to work on a radical solution to the electricity crisis by diversifying energy sources in order to give priority to natural gas and renewable energy, and to complete the implementation of the electricity sector plan and related reforms with its updating. And the establishment of what the country needs in terms of electric power generation with the participation of the private sector, according to what was stated in the ministerial statement of the government, which will represent the two on its basis, to gain the confidence of Parliament.”

And the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, confirmed, during a call with President Mikati, "his country stands by Lebanon and its willingness to support it by all means, which helps it to overcome the difficult ordeal it is going through."