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Lebanon appoints president's diplomatic adviser as new foreign minister: statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s president and prime minister signed decrees accepting the resignation of Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti on Monday and appointing Charbel Wehbe to replace him, the presidency said on its Twitter account.

Wehbe is the diplomatic adviser of President Michel Aoun. The decrees were later read out by the cabinet’s secretary general in remarks broadcast by local media.

Reporting by Ghaida Ghantous; Editing by Alison Williams

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