Kataeb leader's top adviser Fouad Abu Nader on Monday called on President Michel Aoun and PM-Designate Saad Hariri to rein in the indulgence and greed of parliamentary blocs, demanding that they form a government that rises up to the challenges facing Lebanon.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy met with several Lebanese officials as part of his visit along with his wife, singer Carla Bruni, who will be performing at the Beiteddine Festival. Sarkozy held talks with President Michel Aoun at the Baabda Palace on Monday. During the meeting, the ex-president expressed confidence in the Lebanese, saying that they would overcome all hardships.
President Michel Aoun dismissed fears over the economic situation in Lebanon, assuring that the country "is not on the brink of collapse".