Lebanese PM meets TotalEnergies top officials in presence of Energy Minister

Caretaker Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati met at his ministerial office with TotalEnergies top officials, including Senior Vice President of Middle East Exploration at TotalEnergies Laurent Vivier, Senior Vice President of Exploration and Production for Asia Julien Pouget, and General Manager of TotalEnergies in Lebanon Romain de La Martinière.

The meeting followed an inspection visit to the drilling rig in Block 9, during which Mikati said that drilling will start on August 24, and this news constituted a ray of hope for the Lebanese. He wished for the drilling process to go smoothly in order to “provide additional resources for Lebanon to help rise from the current crises.”

“Everyone should set their personal interests and considerations aside and handle the project as an achievement that serves all the Lebanese alike, especially in its capacity as a fundamental pillar for the advancement of the national economy,” Mikati added.

The Caretaker Prime Minister separately met with Internal Security Forces’ Chief, Major General Imad Osman.