Salam Looking Forward for 'Made in Lebanon' President

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Prime Minister Tammam Salam expressed hope that political arch-foes would elect a “made in Lebanon” president, hailing the stances of Saudi Arabia to support Lebanon in all its critical phases.

“The presidential election is a local affair,” Salam, who is currently on a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, told An Nahar newspaper published on Tuesday.

He hoped that the rival parties would elect a “made in Lebanon” president similar to his cabinet.

Parliament has so far failed to elect a new president over differences between the March 8 and 14 alliances.

Asked about his visit to the kingdom, Salam said that “it's normal to kick start his foreign trips by traveling” there.

“At this stage we find out that Saudi Arabia is standing by our side,” the premier said.

Salam traveled to the monarchy on Monday at the head of a delegation on his first official foreign trip since the formation of his cabinet in February. He is expected to meet with Saudi King Abdullah and prominent Saudi officials.

The PM will tackle the ongoing Syrian refugees crisis and several other issues linked to the general developments locally and in the region.

Al-Mustaqbal movement leader MP Saad Hariri met Salam after he arrived in Jeddah and held a dinner banquet in honor of the premier and the accompanying delegation.

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Comments 8
Missing patriot10 20 May 2014, 08:35

Made in lebanon with a twist of iran, saudi, russian, american ...
Lebanon is truly the bit** of the middle east.
We went from the mighty fenecia to this!

Missing karim_ 20 May 2014, 09:03

Yes, made in Lebanon. Not made in Saudi Arabia. What's Saudi Arabia known for, besides oil and terrorism? Democracy?

Thumb eagledawn 20 May 2014, 10:43

karim_; will ado.australia and/or ultrahabib post today as far as you are concerned?

Thumb -phoenix1 20 May 2014, 12:45

Karim, by definition that also means, NOT made in Iran, NOT made in Syria and NOT made in Dahieh. The only reason why Hezbollah is so adamantly against Geagea is because they know that he will Not be a rubber-stamper for it, but on the contrary Aoun who already is a rubber-stamper will only take the con-art further and higher. So I am with you, yes for a Made in Lebanon President, but nothing less than a real gentleman, honest and patriotic, things that don't exist in Aoun's lexicon.

Default-user-icon kazan (Guest) 20 May 2014, 09:19

Made in Lebanon is not an asset; it is window dressing(from far look shiny and rotten from nearby).

Missing patriot10 20 May 2014, 09:22

Almost like your beloved syria!

Thumb general_puppet 20 May 2014, 09:35

That is not a good comparison KSA has not butchered 10's of thousand's of Syrians & Lebanese also unlike brotherly Syria the KSA army did not occupy Lebanon for 30 years.

Missing peace 20 May 2014, 11:00

there is no such thing anymore... all is made in china! LOL