Mr. Fouad Makhzoumi welcomed the meeting between Prime Minister Hariri, King Abdullah and President Asad: the Israeli threats to Lebanon call for the highest degree of Arab coordination and solidarity
The head of the National Dialogue Party, Mr. Fouad Makhzoumi, welcomed Prime Minister Hariri’s Arab tour, in particular his meetings in Saudi Arabia with the Saudi monarch, King Abdullah, and in Damascus with the Syrian president, Bashar al-Asad, especially as these came in the shadow of the continued Israeli threats to Lebanon and Syria, a matter which calls for the highest degree of Arab coordination and solidarity.
Mr. Makhzoumi strongly criticized the rhetoric of some politicians in Lebanon regarding the separateness of Syria’s Arab identity, considering this to be talk which seeks to sow division between the influential Arab states, particularly between Syria, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and certainly Qatar and Kuwait and other Arab countries. He drew attention to the important roles which have been played by these states in defusing the crises in various Arab countries, including Lebanon.
Mr. Makhzoumi welcomed the visit by the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, to Lebanon, citing Kuwait’s role in supporting Lebanon’s steadfastness, particularly in the face of Israeli aggression. Mr. Makhzoumi emphasized that the promotion of closer relations with Damascus must be one of the priorities of the Lebanese government. Special relations with Syria are necessary for Lebanon and Syria is a source of reassurance to the Lebanese people at times of misfortune, whether internal or external. And so, how can the government of Netanyahu fabricate excuses and pretexts for waging war on both our countries?