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Hariri Congratulates New Saudi Crown Prince

Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Wednesday congratulated Saudi Defense Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman on his appointment as crown prince.

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Hariri: Lebanon's Stance at Riyadh Summit Stems from Oath of Office, Ministerial Statement

Prime Minister Saad Hariri emphasized on Wednesday that Lebanon's position during the Riyadh summit stems from President Michel Aoun's oath of office and the ministerial statement of the government.

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Hariri: Nasrallah Speeches Don't Benefit Lebanon, Govts. Can't be Formed without Hizbullah

Prime Minister Saad Hariri stressed Friday that the anti-Gulf statements of Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah “do not benefit Lebanon in any way whatsoever,” as he noted that any government in Lebanon cannot be formed without Hizbullah's participation.

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PM Says Negative Atmospheres Don't Set Grounds for Agreement

President Michel Aoun held talks with Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday at the Baabda Palace, where talks focused on the controversial electoral law on the eve of a cabinet meeting scheduled the next day, and ahead of a ministerial committee meeting in the afternoon.

“Negative atmospheres can not help establish the grounds for an agreement on an election law,” stressed Hariri, pointing out that he would consider his government “unsuccessful” shall it fail at devising a new law.

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Hariri Meets Aoun, Urges 'Equation that Ensures Correct Representation'

Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced Thursday that he is optimistic that an agreement on a new electoral law will be reached soon, while stressing the importance of “reaching an equation that ensures correct representation.”

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Hariri Affirms Commitment to Resolution 1701, Says Army 'Legitimate' Force to Defend Border

Prime Minister Saad Hariri during a visit to south of Lebanon on Friday affirmed commitment to UN resolution 1701 and stressed that the Lebanese army is the sole legitimate force entitled to defend the country's border.

“We thank our troops and tell them that they are, and only they, are the legitimate force in charge of defending our border,” Hariri told reporters.

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Hariri Discusses Several Electoral Law Formats in Meeting with Jumblat

Prime Minister Saad Hariri held talks Tuesday in Clemenceau with Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat in the presence of ex-health minister Wael Abu Faour.

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Hariri: Our Duty is to Regain Trust in Lebanon

Prime Minister Saad Hariri stressed on Tuesday that Lebanon needs to regain confidence and for that end it should reactivate the State's institutions and end corruption.

“Our duty is to regain confidence after years of constitutional vacuum, deadlock in institutions, vertical political divide, tension in Arab and international relations and bleakness in economy and investments,” a statement released by Hariri's media office said.

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Hariri: We're Open to All Electoral Law Formats, including Proportional Representation

Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced Friday that his al-Mustaqbal Movement is “open to all electoral law formats,” including full proportional representation.

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Hariri Calls on Int'l Community to 'Invest in Peace and Support Our Stability'

Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Wednesday urged the international community to invest in Lebanon and to launch programs for the Syrian refugees aimed at creating a stable future while warning that the current situation in Lebanon is like a “ticking time bomb.”

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