“STRONG LEBANON” Bloc confirms absolute rejection of any attempt to exploit ”Neutrality”
28 Jul 2020
Lebanon - “Strong Lebanon” Parliamentary bloc on Tuesday affirmed in a statement issued in the wake of its “electronic” periodic meeting, presided over by MP Gebran Bassil, that discussions over Lebanon’s neutrality were of paramount importance.
“Due to this fact, Lebanon’s neutrality proposal requires an in-depth discussion, internal consensus, and external approval, especially on the part of neighboring countries and Security Council countries,” the statement read.
However, the bloc affirmed its absolute rejection against any attempt to exploit this proposition with the aim of isolating or provoking a specific political group.
“This issue is directly related to Lebanon's strategic position, not to mention that it has constitutional and political repercussions,” the statement added.
In this context, the bloc stressed the importance of demarcating Lebanon’s borders with Israel without compromising the country’s sovereignty, rights, or resources.
Furthermore, the bloc called on sincere Lebanese protesters to meet it halfway in addressing corruption and ratcheting up the calls for living and environmental necessities.
The bloc did not fail to call on the Lebanese government and the ministries of economy and energy to be strict in suppressing any attempt to exploit the diesel and power outage crisis, especially by the owners of generators, “whose aim is to increase their bills.”
In line with the spiking number of Coronavirus cases in Lebanon, the bloc reiterated calls on citizens to adhere to the utmost levels of prevention, especially in terms of wearing face masks and avoiding social gatherings — in a bid to face the second wave of Covid-19, which is rampantly spreading in all regions.