The member of Parliament Hassan Fadlallah said that the return of the Party of God and the Amal movement to the Cabinet sessions was due to human reasons.
Since last October, the two Shiite Muslim political factions have declined to participate in Executive meetings to demand the replacement of the judge in charge of the investigation into the explosion in the capital’s port on August 4, 2020.
Both groups accuse investigator Tarek Bitar of acting with partiality and placing political issues at the forefront of the case.
“We have decided to take this step (to return to government sessions) to seek solutions,” Fadlallah noted.
The decision, he added, comes as a relief for the country, because the urgent financial and economic affairs of the Lebanese are a priority for us. With the attendance of the Hizbulah and Amal ministers, the Cabinet will be in a position to discuss the 2022 budget, without which it would not have been possible to hold the general elections scheduled for next May.