Mustaqbal Lauds Aoun's Call for Post-Polls Defense Strategy Talks


Al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc on Tuesday lauded President Michel Aoun for saying that national defense strategy talks will be held after the parliamentary elections.

“This declaration is a step towards bolstering the state and its institutions and resolving the issue of (Hizbullah's) arms within the framework of national consensus that can preserve both sovereignty and stability,” the bloc said in a statement issued after its weekly meeting.

Aoun said Monday that “Lebanese leaders will discuss the national defense strategy after the parliamentary elections that will be held in May.”

The defense strategy has long been a thorny issue in Lebanon.

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