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Summer of Victories 2019


After Postponing His Resignation, Hariri Says ’We Must Work for Lebanon’

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Following a meeting with Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri Wednesday, Prime Minister Saad Hariri told reporters he postponed his resignation because he saw positive developments within the government.

Saad Hariri & Nabih Berri

"I postponed my resignation because President Aoun asked and after all the support he has shown me, it was the least I could do," Hariri told reporters outside of Berri's residence in Ain al-Tineh.

The previously-resigned PM from Saudi Arabia said that the positive developments and the dialogue between Lebanese officials had pushed him to postpone his exit.

"In the end, we are politicians working for the good of Lebanon and the good of Lebanon translates into good things for the people," he said.

However, Hariri said he believes Lebanon needs to uphold its policy of dissociation and distance itself from the regional conflicts.

"We must distance ourselves for the sake of the country. Lebanon is [the priority] ... and working for the interests of the country," Hariri said.

While he didn't discuss the details of his meeting with Berri, he revealed that he, Aoun and Berri would talk to their Arab allies to help find solutions to tensions in the region.

"I think our Arab allies know Lebanon's position and understand what we are trying to do."

He remarked that countries such as France and Egypt were keeping a hand on the situation to ensure it doesn't flare up or snowball into an active conflict. "Right now, we are in the stage of dialogue," Hariri said.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team