Bassil: How can we exercise exclusion on other parties and complain of it?

JANUARY 11, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) “How can we exercise exclusion and marginalization on other parties and that is what we are complaining of?” Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Gebran Bassil said during an interview Sunday on Voice of Lebanon Radio Station.

The minister reiterated that General Michel Aoun is still holding on to running for the presidency but for the interest of the Christians only, adding that LF leader Samir Geagea was not too attached to running for the presidency.

Bassil emphasized that dialogue is not only confined between Aoun-Geagea, but also to all Christian counterparts.

He praised the ongoing dialogue between Hezbollah and Future Movement as well as the upcoming dialogue between FPM and the LF that helped thus far ceasing the tension in the country.

Bassil underscored the necessity to bolster ties with the Lebanese Expatriates in order to benefit from their capacities and experiences on different levels.

Regarding the recent incidents in France, the Minister expected such acts noting that an Islam-Christian war may occur if terrorism was not countered.