Lebanon’s president vows to seek Arab unity against foreign influence

Lebanon has been witnessing nationwide protests since Oct. 17 which led to the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri's government while President Michel Aoun has so far failed to hold parliamentary consultations for naming a new prime minister tasked with the formation of a cabinet capable of dealing with the current financial crisis.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Thursday vowed that Lebanon will seek Arab consensus to protect Arab countries from unwanted foreign interventions.

“Differences among Arab countries allow other countries to impose solutions that may not be favorable to our part of the world,” Aoun was quoted by the presidency’s website as saying during his meeting with Arab youths from different countries.

Aoun admitted that wars have divided the Arabs and stand in the way of achieving a unified Arab position.

He assured that Lebanon is at the forefront of defending Arab rights, especially the Palestinian cause.