President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, on Monday welcomed at the Baabda palace Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rahi, with talks reportedly touching on the general situation in the country.
Speaking on emerging, Patrirach Rahi underlined the dire need to support the efforts of President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate in the government formation issue.
Rahi stressed the importance of consecrating national unity, saying President Aoun will not accept that government formation be hindered.
The Patriarch called for facilitating Cabinet formation process, instead of placing obstacles and impediments.
He stressed the need to uphold internal balances in a bid to move forward.
"We all stand in solidarity with the President and we want all parties to support his position," Rahi maintained, saying solutions should not be at the account of Lebanon, unity and internal balance.
In reply to a question about the date of the meeting between former Minister Sleiman Franjieh and Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea, Rahi said the specific date of the meeting has not yet been set, adding "it might be imminent."
Source: National News Agency