President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, received Chairman of the “Dignity Movement” MP Faisal Karami, today at the Presidential Palace.

The meeting focused on general developments in the country and the situation in north Lebanon.


After the meeting, MP Karami spoke to reporters:

“Although the discussion in the meeting is the privity of the President, but for my part, I conveyed to His Excellency the President a complaints and people’s cry about the deteriorating economic situation, and its repercussions on social life and on citizens, and I listened to him about his suffering on the issue of forming a government.

Of course we are watching how the economic, production and living sectors are collapsing one after the other, so we stressed that the only way out for all these problems starts with the formation of a government. We we call on those concerned to sit with each other until they come up with a government that satisfies the people and the nation. We are witnessing an initiative led now by the Speaker Berri, we wish him success so that it will be a good gesture to proceed in saving what can be saved at this difficult and delicate period in Lebanon.

I also informed His Excellency, the president, on the form of the recent decision by the committee on the issue of export to the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which restricts all exports from the port of Beirut. We, as representatives of the city of Tripoli, conveyed the complaint to His Excellency the President, and we were promised that the President will address it.

Questions & Answers:

Question: Did you raise with the President any alternative to the current government situation?

Answer: “There is a designated prime minister, God willing things should go well”.

Asked about what is being circulated concerning external interference in Tripoli, he replied: “There is no external interference”.

Source: National News Agency