Miqati: Some Repercussions of Regional Conflicts Have Reached Lebanonإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Miqati stressed on Friday the need for local forces to respect Lebanon's policy of disassociation from regional disputes, saying that it will help preserve the country's stability.
He said during a conference with Arab lawyers at the Grand Serail: “Some of the repercussions of the regional conflicts have reached Lebanon.”
“We have learned from past experiences that violence only leads to violence, which is why we adopted the disassociation policy,” he added.
“The disputes in Lebanon have set us back tens of years and we are trying to make up for lost time,” continued Miqati.
“Dialogue is the only solution to crises and agreement between the partners of the nation will lead to victory,” he explained.
“Division and the halt of dialogue will not achieve anything,” he stressed.
The caretaker premier therefore demanded that the role of constitutional institutions be restored and that a new government be formed.
Addressing the situation in Syria, Miqati said: “Local powers banking on the changes in Syria are heading on a dangerous road, whose repercussions Lebanon cannot tolerate.”
He added that Lebanon has been harboring Syrian refugees, but they have started to impose a strain on the country's economy.
“Lebanon is part of the Arab world and it is affected by its developments, but it can no longer support further burdens,” he declared.
“We hope that our Arab brothers realize the dangers Lebanon is facing and hope that they would cater to the burdens that have exceeded our means,” he told the audience.