Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi, welcomed on Thursday a “Free Patriotic Movement” delegation in Bkerki, including the Member of Parliaments Roger Azar, Salim Aoun, George Atallah, Salim Khoury, and Cesar Abi Khalil.
MP Azar said that the meeting was an occasion to discuss political developments, most importantly the government formation issue.
“We’ve discussed the need to form a cabinet, whose composition and program are capable of achieving the required reform and gaining the confidence of the Lebanese,” he said.
“We have touched the Cardinal’s keenness to accomplish the [electoral] deadline as soon as possible, within the framework of constitutional principles and on the basis of full national partnership, and we’ve informed him that we are ready to discuss and assist in any proposal,” Azar added.
“This edifice [the patriarchate] is too big to be targeted by arrows of negativity,” he added.