Hariri: Will patiently pursue efforts to form government

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said that he would continue his efforts to form the new government. He said: Despite the differences between the political parties, we hope through our calm, patient and responsible dealing with all parties, to finally form the government and start solving the problems facing the country, because without patience and wisdom we cannot solve these problems and advance the country.

He added during his meeting this evening at the Center House with around 70 students from Stanford University who are visiting Lebanon: What distinguishes Lebanon from other countries in the region is its democratic system and diversity. As you notice, we are living in a region marked by unrest and wars, but Lebanon, thanks to God and to the will of the Lebanese and their keenness on its security and stability, distanced itself from what is happening around it. Lebanon suffered a lot in the past from wars, Israeli aggressions and assassinations, and today we have a unique opportunity to advance the country, revive the economy and solve the problems we are facing, especially the problem of the displaced Syrians. We also seek to benefit from the opportunity that comes from the CEDRE Conference to rebuild the infrastructure and advance the country.

A discussion followed between Hariri and the students about the situation in Lebanon and the region.

Source: National News Agency