Kuwait Emir Urges to Salam Need to End Presidential Deadlockإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The Emir of Kuwait has stressed the need for Lebanon to end the vacuum in the presidency, reported the daily al-Mustaqbal on Sunday.
Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah had urged Prime Minister Tammam Salam to end the presidential impasse and elect a new president, sources accompanying the premier to the Arab League summit at Egypt's Sharm al-Sheikh told the daily.
“We need a president for Lebanon,” the emir was quoted as saying.
Salam and the accompanying delegation had arrived in Egypt on Saturday.
The prime minister had met with a number of Arab officials on the margins of the summit, including Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Iraqi President Fuad Maasoum, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal.
Lebanon has been without a president since May when the term of Michel Suleiman ended without the election of a successor.
Ongoing disputes between the rival March 8 and 14 camps over a compromise presidential candidate have thwarted the polls.