Lebanon PM: Stability is a duty


Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said it is the duty of all Lebanese leaders to preserve stability in the country as a value added asset.

“Calm brings stability, which in its turn brings prosperity,” Hariri told his guests during an Iftar that he hosted in Qoreitem in honor of economic associations and businessmen.

“Stability is no longer a need. It is a duty and necessity,” Hariri said . “It is the duty of all leaderships in Lebanon to deal with security, political and social stability as a value added asset.”

Hariri also hoped “calm would always prevail” in the country after Prosecutor General Said Mirza received material provided by Hezbollah to press its claim that Israel was linked to the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Palestinian rights , oil law

Hariri lauded Lebanon’s expansion of employment rights for 400,000 Palestinian refugees. Parliament’s decision allows Palestinians to work in the same professions as other foreigners.

Hariri also congratulated the Lebanese for the adoption of the oil exploration draft law by parliament on Tuesday, saying it was “an important step in a march that we hope it would continue.”