Geagea on Civil War Anniversary: We Strive for Strong State as War Does Not Benefit Anyoneإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea renewed on Saturday the demand for the rise of a state capable of achieving stability, security, and justice for all in Lebanon.
He said: “We realize now more than ever that war does not benefit any side, which is why we seek the rise of a strong state capable of imposing its authority throughout its territories.”
He made his remarks before a delegation from the Joy of Giving non-profit organization on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of the eruption of the Lebanese Civil War.
Geagea added: “I understand your concerns as no one likes a war and when I was young like you I was fearful over my fate and that of my family.”
“I was forced to take part in the war against my wishes in order to defend the nation and our existence,” he stressed.
“We have high expectations from the youth of Lebanon. You are a promising future for the country and you must continue your struggle,” he declared.
“You must continue your sacrifices for the rise of a state that believes in the freedom and dignity of its citizens,” he added.
The civil broke out in 1975 and ended in 1990 through the Saudi-sponsored Taef accord, signed in 1989.
Around 120,000 people were killed in the unrest.