Geagea to Berri: Your Concerns are Highly Valued but... 'Some Love Kills'

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea responded Monday to Speaker Nabih Berri's complaints that he is allegedly inciting some political parties to shift to the opposition with regard to the government formation.

“My dear friend Speaker Nabih Berri. I very much value your concern (for the Lebanese Forces) these days namely that you have saved no opportunity to mention us but... some love kills,” said Geagea sarcastically via twitter, using a well-known expression from Arabic literature.

Earlier Berri had said that Geagea was “encouraging some parties” including Berri's AMAL Movement “to shift to the opposition so he can have the whole space for himself in the new government. But it has slipped his mind that national unity at the moment requires the formation of a unity government on sound and fair grounds.”

Later on Monday, Geagea tweeted that his "utmost concern at the moment is the success of the new presidential tenure."

"I will do all I can to achieve that," he added.

The process of forming a new cabinet is underway after the designation of PM-designate Saad Hariri to form one.

Hariri was designated Thursday three days after the election of President Michel Aoun.

Hariri held unbinding consultations with lawmakers in order to agree on a new government and on the distribution of portfolios.

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