Arab Parliamentary Union Head and House Speaker of Lebanon, Nabih Berri, affirmed on Monday that dialogue was the sole means to ward off discord and keep Lebanon safe.

Berri met today in Egypt with Ahmed el-Tayeb, sheikh of Al-Azhar, and engaged in talks about Arab and Islamic developments.

“We discussed dialogue between Hezbollah and the Future movement as between all the Lebanese components. We invited the sheikh of Al-Azhar to Lebanon and he promised to answer,” Berri said.

Asked about the complementarity between Arab legislation and Islamic Shariaa’ law to face extremism and terrorism, Berri assured that “the work of the Arab Parliamentary Union is essentially political.”

Furthermore, in an interview with the Egyptian television, Berri talked about the role of the Arab Parliamentary Union in resolving crises in the Arab world.

“We are threatened by takfiri terrorism which is caused by Israel…” he said and regretted the neglect of the Palestinian cause.

At another level, Berri chaired the closing session of the Arab Parliamentary Union.

Conferees had finalized the statement of the conference, declaring in it the need to:

– support Lebanon in the liberation of its territory and in the implementation of 1701 provisions

– support the demarcation of maritime borders

– support Lebanon in the Syrian crisis

– Support Lebanon to overcome political and economic pressures through completing the constitutional deadlines, mainly, the election of a president

– Support the army and security forces to face terrorism in Lebanon and on the borders.

Arabs shed light on the unity of Syria and voiced rejection of proposals for federalism.

“Political solutions are crucial,” they said.

They also went over the difference between “terrorism and the right of peoples to resistance in order to liberate the country from the occupation.”

Source: National News Agency

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Arab Parliamentary Union Head and House Speaker of Lebanon, Nabih Berri, affirmed on Monday that dialogue was the sole means to ward off discord and keep Lebanon safe. Berri met today in Egypt with Ahmed el-Tayeb, sheikh of Al-Azhar, and engaged in talks about Arab and Islamic developments. 'We...