President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, in an exclusive interview to the widespread newspaper La Repubblica, published this morning, asserted that he knows that the Pope will take an initiative to help Lebanon, and that Italy, which provides economic aid, can support the Lebanese parties to meet and agree on a solution.
Regarding the war in Ukraine, the President pointed out that the risks of conflict are comprehensive, and the only solution is peace, “And the best is through negotiations led by the United Nations”.
Regarding the explosion of the port of Beirut, President Aoun expressed his confidence that justice will be achieved, especially as all the Lebanese seek it, stressing his demand to remove all obstacles that prevent its achievement.
The President also pointed out that seeking to implement expanded administrative decentralization would contribute to a better implementation of the Lebanese constitution.
President Aoun also reiterated that Hezbollah has no influence in any way on the security situation of the Lebanese, stressing that the party that liberated southern Lebanon from the Israeli occupation is made up of Lebanese who have suffered from the occupation and “Resisting the occupation is not terrorism”.
In response to another question, President Aoun, indicated that Lebanon is not a country that likes wars, stating that “There are parts of the lands of Lebanon and Syria that are still occupied. When we reach liberation, there will be no problems with regard to a military conflict.