President Michel Aoun stressed that the issue of Hezbollah arms is subject of national defense strategy.
In an interview with Egyptian Nile News Channel on Monday, President Aoun said the Lebanese state was charting out before overwhelming events took place in the country and the region.
“In comparison to its regional environment, at the levels of human and economic powers, Lebanon is unable to assemble a military force capable of confronting the enemy,” the Lebanese president who was on an official vivit to Cairo on Monday said.
“For this we must use other means of combat that involve both popular and regime forces. This is an idea that can be manifested in a realistic plan.”
Aoun said his talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi revolved around the impact of the catastrophic events in the Arab world and the necessary means to strengthen bilateral relations.
As for his visit to Al-Azhar, he said that it was more than a protocol visit because moderation, coexistence and respect for freedom of belief were essential principles.
“The Lebanese module goes beyond the issue of religion and is based on respect for freedom of belief, right for divergent [views] and freedom of opinion,” the President said, according to National News Agency.
He explained that the Lebanese state was coherent and that all the parties were working to establish stability and rebuild the country. Aoun noted that the pluralistic political thinking in the country was the cause of difference in points of view concerning some files.
The President also assured that he gave priority to the security situation, indicating that the preservation of stability would allow officials to address other files.
He asserted that the current government was working in a coherent manner, and that all Lebanese parties were working to serve the interests of the country.
“We cannot ignore the repercussions of the war in Syria on our country, the situation is dangerous, it is a war that knows no borders, we must protect our territory from terrorists who can infiltrate our land,” he said.