Phalange: International Attention towards Lebanon Shows its Importance in Region

Posted on: May 08, 2012 at 01:00
The Phalange Party urged on Monday the government to take advantage of the international attention that is being granted Lebanon as demonstrated by the recent visits of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and Iranian Vice President Mohammed Reza Rahimi.

It said in a statement after its weekly meeting: “The attention highlights the importance of Lebanon in the region.”

“All sides should therefore use this attention to assert the sovereignty and independence of the state,” it added.

“Its ties with international powers should be invested for the country’s higher interests, especially in the security and economic fields,” it remarked.

It should also prevent foreign factors from controlling internal affairs, stressed the party.

The statement therefore warned the government against signing any foreign agreement that does not respect Lebanon’s interests and traditions.

The Phalange Party also urged the various political factions to exert efforts to maintain stability in the country starting with immediately reaching an agreement over the parliamentary electoral law.

Moreover, the politburo congratulated Francois Hollande on his election as French president on Sunday, praising the French people for their exemplary democratic practices.
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