Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri announced “Lebanon’s reservations about the report of the Political Committee of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference held in Cairo in its 32nd session, entitled “Arab Solidarity.”
He said in an intervention: “We meet in this conference under the title” “Arab Solidarity”, but where is the solidarity in this report? Where is the Arab common market? This market was established by the Arabs before the European Common Market. Where is Europe today, and where are the Arabs now?
Berri asked: Where is the solidarity in confronting terrorism? I suggest more Arab coordination in this field, with Cairo being the place for coordination.
Berri called for “the necessity of the Arab Parliamentary Union conference to start a Lebanese dialogue with the Arab Gulf states under the auspices of the State of Kuwait.”
Berri asked the Arab League for Syria’s return to the League without hesitation, calling on “the Palestinians to take the initiative to achieve the Palestinian-Palestinian reconciliation under Egyptian auspices.”
Speaker Berri concluded: “The battle in Yemen should stop and the dialogue between all its components has begun.”
The Arab Parliament Union had concluded its work in a session interspersed with the recitation of the report of the Political Committee for the decisions and included a number of recommendations, including one that approached the Lebanese issue and stated: “The Arab Parliamentary Union declares solidarity with the brotherly Lebanese people in light of the financial and economic crisis they are currently experiencing in order to restoring its health and stability and restoring normal life to its institutions in order to preserve its sovereignty and territorial integrity.”