Lebanon Forever at Forefront of Defenders of Arab Causes
AOUN: "It is regrettable that the wars have broken up the Arab position and prevented a unified Arab stance. We have been undermined"
Lebanon - President Michel Aoun stressed that "Lebanon has been and remains at the forefront of defenders of the Arabs causes, especially the Palestine cause. We seek at all occasions to achieve Arab consensus, because differences between Arab countries prevent those from sitting together around the discussion table, thus allowing unwanted solutions to be forced on us."
"Our position has become known both in Lebanon and among the various Arab countries. We have repeated it in successive Arab summits or from the highest international forums at the United Nations," he said, expressing his delight over the gathering of Arab youth on Lebanese soil.
"It is regrettable that the wars have broken up the Arab position and prevented a unified Arab stance. We have been undermined," Aoun said, hoping "this attempt will not succeed in achieving its goals."
"The UN General Assembly will vote in its 13th session on the establishment of the Human Academy for Encounter and Dialogue in Lebanon," the president added, calling to "encourage such an initiative that contributes to bringing different peoples together, so they become messengers of peace, and consolidating relations between Arabs themselves on the one hand and between Arabs and the world on the other hand."
The President of the Republic made these remarks during a meeting at the Baabda Palace, in the presence of Minister of State for Foreign Trade Hassan Mourad, with a delegation comprising young men and women from various Arab countries participating in the activities of the "Arab National Youth Camp" which was held in Dar El Hanan in the Bekaa between August 27 and September 4.