Kanaan: We have emphasized reconciliation in Diman

The Secretary of the "Strong Lebanon" parliamentary bloc, MP Ibrahim Kanaan, confirmed that he "does not believe in government knots. The PM-designate, Saad Hariri, has to take an initiative -- soon, we hope -- to start the discussions with President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun."

In an interview held this Friday, Kanaan said "there are no knots that hamper the formation of a government. (...) Naturally, one cannot meet all the demands of all the blocs and forces. So, there should be an initiative by the Premier-designate for a preliminary formation to be discussed with the President."

He pointed out that "the country cannot afford delay and procrastination," saying "We must take a step forward in forming a government capable of making achievements."

"We have confirmed the reconciliation in Diman, and have admitted the differences on the political understanding between the movement and the LF. There will be a mechanism to evaluate the agreement, as agreed during the meeting that brought together ministers Gebran Basil and Melhem Riachy and myself in Sin el-Fil, away from provocation."

"There is no disagreement that cannot be solved, if the intentions are good. (...) We have confirmed, as FPM, our commitment to constitutional and representative standards," Kanaan said.

Source: National News Agency