Jreij: deliberation gathering not against FPM, LF rapprochement

FEBRUARY 26, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY LEBANON) Minister of Information, Ramzi Jreij, on Tuesday told an interview with Télé Liban that the fresh deliberation gathering, held yesterday at the residence of former president Amine Gemayel, was not aimed against the rapprochement between the Free Patriotic Movement and the Lebanese Forces party.

“The deliberation gathering was not an exceptional encounter and it is not directed against anybody,” Jreij corroborated.

He explained that the gathering sought to shine light on three matters: the necessity to elect a president of the republic, the necessity to assure the continuity of the governmental work, and the support for the efforts exerted by Prime Minister, Tammam Salam.

In response to a question, he underlined that Kataeb party was still part of March 14 forces and that the current political alignments did not change.

As to the mechanism of the government’s work, Jreij advocated article 65 of the Constitution, considering that agreement is not unconstitutional.

He finally held out hope that the Cabinet would convene in session soon, and that the ministers would adopt the principle of agreement away from political considerations and interests.