Suleiman on Civil War Anniversary: Lebanese Must Cooperate to Steer Clear of Regional Crisesإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
President Michel Suleiman stressed on Saturday the need for national interests to be placed above all else in order to keep the country clear of foreign conflicts.
He said: “We must derive lessons from regional developments and realize the need for cooperation among all sides to keep country away from these crises.”
He made his remarks on the 38th anniversary of the eruption of the Lebanese Civil War.
Suleiman continued: “Lebanon must be kept away from the regional disputes in order for the Lebanese people to live in stability and prosperity.”
They should not be made to once again pay the price of other people's conflicts, he added.
In addition, the president highlighted the importance of respecting constitutional dictates, through forming a new government and staging the parliamentary elections.
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.