Bassil during conference on Orient Christians: We are the pillars

July 24, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) We are the pillars in the region, because we are a message in this country, and we carry within the concepts that represent all the faithful of the world, Foreign Minister GebranBassil told a conference on Christians in the Orient, at NDU on Friday.

“If we leave, we then relinquish that very message,” he indicated.

“We are the title of pluralism. This region and this country mean nothing if it weren’t for pluralism,” he added.

“Amid what we are witnessing, we will not accept any attack on our rights and role,” he underlined.

Moreover, the Minister upped calls for a comprehensive awakening in order to protect and defend the Orient.

“Our belonging to the Orient is a strategic need for all the countries () this is why we resist through politics so not to fall,” he stressed.

“This is what makes us tout our role and message in Lebanon, the country of pluralism and the phare of freedoms in a Middle East that is torn apart by the hatred of al-Nusra Front and the criminality of Daesh,” he concluded.