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Qobeissi: Govt. Formation More Important than Attending Futile Arab Summit

AMAL Movement politburo member MP Hani Qobeissi has announced that forming the new government is “more important” than “attending the meetings of an Arab summit that will not change anything at all levels, locally and at the Arab level.”

“We had voiced a stance saying that the (Arab Economic and Social Development) Summit would be a weak summit in which Arab leaders would evade their responsibilities,” Qobeissi said.

“We suggested postponing it until at least all Arab countries come together, which would allow it to produce honorable results for Lebanon and the entire Arab region,” the MP added.

“The objections and intimidation in the domestic arena and the use of the sectarian rhetoric over the past days were aimed at deviating attention from the problem,” Qobeissi went on to say.

Apparently addressing President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, he added: “Your responsibilities are much bigger, seeing as Lebanon’s fate is more important than an Arab summit and the safety and resilience of Lebanon are more important than an Arab summit and the formation of the government is more important than the attendance of an Arab summit that will change nothing at all levels, locally and at the Arab level.”

Source: Naharnet


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