Sleiman to Hollande: For equipping Lebanese Army, Lebanon’s relations with friendly states declining due to presidential vacuum
Former President Michel Sleiman appreciated Saturday French President Francois Hollande’s visit to Lebanon, while wishing that he had been officially welcomed by an elected President of the Republic and warning of “the ongoing presidential vacuum that is hindering Lebanon’s relations with friendly states and negatively impacting its image abroad.”
Sleiman’s words came in a special interview to “MTV” Channel, during which he called on Hollande “not to delay in manufacturing French weapons for equipping the Lebanese army via the frozen Saudi Arabian grant,” considering herein that the Saudi Kingdom shall resume its support to Lebanon.
It is to note that Sleiman handed the French President, during their encounter at the Pine Palace earlier today, a copy of the letter addressed to UN Secretary General over “guaranteeing a safe and timely return of Syrian refugees to their homeland and compensating Lebanon for its incurred losses; in addition to demanding border demarcation and the deployment of international observers, while warning against the dangers of Syrian division and its repercussions on Lebanon.”
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