Newly elected President, Michel Aoun, gave his inaugural speech on Monday stating that the first step towards stability is "political stability", which can only be achieved through respecting the Charter and Constitution.
He vowed to abide by decisions of the Arab League and enact a foreign policy that endorsed self-dissociation from the raging fires in the region.
"We will protect our country from the Israeli enemy and deal pre-emptively with terrorism until we obliterate it," said Aoun.
"There is no solution in Syria without the return of the displaced. We must also confirm the right of return for Palestinians."
Aoun explained that solving the dilemma of the Syrian refugees should happen with the aid of other states and in coordination with the United Nations.
The President elect asserted that arming and developing the capabilities of the Lebanese Armed Forces were his top priority, until it became an army able of protecting its own land.
Aoun called for the full execution of the national agreement document without relativity, asserting the need to "live the spirit of the Constitution through true parity, and decree a new electoral law."
He also urged for adopting a national plan to mend the economic situation. Aoun confirmed adopting administrative decentralization, while anchoring a series of laws that protect the country from corruption.
While highlighting his work in the military institution and the sacrifices he made, Aoun hoped to be able to grant the Lebanese the stability they aspired for so that no citizen had to leave his/her homeland.
"I will be truthful to the nation and the Lebanese when it comes to decisive choices."
Source: National News Agency