Report: Hariri Affirms ‘Strong’ Ties with Aounإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
In light of reports that relations have took a “strained” turn between President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, the latter refuted the claims and assured that his ties with the President are "strong," al-Mustaqbal newspaper reported on Thursday.
Hariri said “my relation with the President is not subject to questioning. It is strong and based on solid fundamentals that fall in the interest of the country.
“Those betting on sabotaging ties between me and the President are delusional because they do not realize that national interest if in our common language,” added Hariri.
On claims relating to the jurisdiction of the President and Prime Minister regarding the Cabinet formation, Hariri said the "powers of each are clearly stipulated in the Constitution."
“The President is entrusted with protecting the Constitution. Mutual trust prevails above everything,” added Hariri.
Media reports claimed lately that relations between the two officials have been shaken over the delay in Cabinet formation, and the ministerial shares of the Free Patriotic Movement and President (founder of the FPM).