Mr. Fouad Makhzoumi meets with President Suleiman to congratulate him and to urge the maintenance of national unity and civil peace.
The head of the National Dialogue Party, Mr. Fouad Makhzoumi, stated his opinion that Lebanon needs, for the sake of its people, to get itself out of the crisis surrounding the formation of the national unity government and to work for the improvement of the social, health and economic problems facing the country.Mr. Makhzoumi’s statement came during his meeting with President Suleiman at the presidential palace in Baabda, during which he congratulated him on his presidency, and reiterated the total confidence held by the National Dialogue Party in the president and his leadership abilities. Mr. Makhzoumi remained wary of the possibility that the role laid out for the president would be limited to simply managing the crisis and that Lebanon and the Lebanese people would face a new chapter of continued problems and disputes similar to those with which they have been battling for the past three years.
Mr. Makhzoumi stated that whatever the intentions of the various political groups behind the congestions and difficulties facing the creation of the government, whether personal, factional, regional of international, this state of procrastination which has gone on for so long and the devastation of the spirits of the Lebanese people must be dealt with. Mr. Makhzoumi emphasized that President Suleiman should serve as the guarantor of national unity and the keeper of civil peace.