President of Lebanon Michel Aoun has expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Hassan Diab and his cabinet and asked them to continue to work until the formation of a new cabinet.
Earlier, Diab had announced his cabinet’s resignation and had addressed President Aoun to submit the cabinet’s resignation.
Leaving the presidential residence, Diab told reporters the following: “May God protect Lebanon. This is all I can say,” Lebanon’s MTV reports.
The Lebanese government has resigned amid the protests held after the explosion that took the lives of 200 people in Beirut.
In a televised address, Diab admitted that the reason for the explosion was systemic corruption.