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18 January 2019, 19:03 Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit has arrived at the Center House to meet with PM-designate Hariri.
18 January 2019, 17:46 Caretaker Economy Minister Khoury: Aoun will launch an initiative on Sunday calling for rebuilding the destroyed Arab countries.
18 January 2019, 17:21 Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit from Beirut: The issue of Syria's return to the Arab League does not enjoy Arab consensus.
18 January 2019, 17:04 Bassil: It is up to President Aoun to decide on whether or not to attend the summit.
18 January 2019, 17:04 Bassil: It is not up to us to comment on the level of representation of each country and I understand the decision of every president.
18 January 2019, 16:59 Bassil: We have raised the issue of women's rights.
18 January 2019, 16:59 Bassil: It is not for one country to decide on Syria's return to the Arab League but we cannot dissociate ourselves from this issue.
18 January 2019, 16:58 Bassil: The refugee crisis should be resolved.
18 January 2019, 16:57 Bassil at joint press conference with Abul Gheit: We have endorsed the 29 articles of the summit's agenda and there is consensus on resolving the economic problems.
18 January 2019, 14:50 Bassil at economic summit's opening session: Syria must return to the Arab world and we should not await a foreign permission for its return.
18 January 2019, 14:45 Bassil: Today, Syria is the "biggest gap" in our summit.
18 January 2019, 14:43 Bassil at economic summit's opening session: I thank everyone who has attended despite the circumstances of our country for which we are responsible.
18 January 2019, 14:33 Bassil at economic summit's opening session: We regret the absence of any state that has not attended because we as Arabs do not know how to preserve each other.
18 January 2019, 14:33 Bassil at economic summit's opening session: We thank any country that has attended the summit at any level.
18 January 2019, 14:32 Bassil has asked Arab FMs at the economic summit to observe a moment of silence in tribute to ex-PM Hariri and all slain Lebanese presidents, PMs and citizens.
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