Sami Gemayel from Tripoli calls for breaking all dialogue barriers

FEBRUARY 5, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Member of Parliament, Sami Gemayel, on Thursday called for surpassing all the impediments the might hinder the course of dialogue among the Lebanese.

The lawmaker’s words came as he paid his first official visit to the city of Tripoli, where he was received by North Lawyers’ Syndicate Head, Fahd Al Mokadam, who had also received Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas and a number of other MPs and dignitaries.

In his delivered word, Gemayel said that the Lebanese faith in the national coexistence formula was no longer sufficient, but stressed the substantial need for citizens to communicate and explore each other’s future ambitions.

“If we really wish to build a Lebanon on sound grounds, then we should understand each other’s sufferings. For instance, the people of Maten should be aware of the sufferings of the people of Tripoli, whether at the developmental or at the social levels,” Gemayel said.

“We cannot build Lebanon the nation before building Lebanon the human, and we cannot build Lebanon the human without ensuring the least of its needs,” the lawmaker added.