Caretaker Finance Minister, Ali Hasan Khalil, and "Loyalty to the Resistance" Bloc Head, MP Mohamad Raad, called Sunday for forming a government of national unity and for reviving the Lebanese-Syrian official relations.
Partaking in the week's memorial of the late State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Kansou, organized by the Syrian National Social Party in the southern town of Doueir earlier today, both MP's touched on latest hour issues, namely the cabinet formation and the stalled relations with Syria.
"Today, we are called upon to regulate our relations as Lebanese with our Syrian brethrens on the foundations that secure the interests of both countries and confirm the centrality of the Syrian State and the unity of Syrian territories in the face of all plots," said Khalil.
"We must be aware, as Lebanese officials, of the need to deal rationally with the issue of opening a serious dialogue between the Lebanese and Syrian States," he added.
Over the government formation, Khalil said, "We call for the immediate launch of a genuine dialogue and workshop among those involved in this formation, in order to reach a government of national unity based on the political results of the recent parliamentary elections...and one that is capable of addressing the challenges facing our country at the economic, social and financial levels."
In turn, MP Raad hoped that "the new government would see the light soon, with the adoption of unified and specific criteria, so that the majority of political forces would find their wide representation and presence within the cabinet and participate in carrying the responsibility of managing the country and addressing all pending dossiers."
"Perhaps the time is now convenient for restoring freedom to the official Lebanese relations with Syria, as stipulated in the National Reconciliation Accord," Raad added.
Source: National News Agency