"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Saturday, April 09, 2016

Hollande to Meet Top Officials on Beirut Trip without Having Solution to Presidential Impasse- Naharnet

French President Francois Hollande is scheduled to pay a visit to Lebanon at the end of next week where he will hold talks with various senior officials, reported al-Liwaa newspaper on Saturday.
He is set to meet with Speaker Nabih Berri, Prime Minister Tammam Salam, Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi, and the representatives of various political blocs.
Sources said that he will likely hold talks with head of the French contingent in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.
Arabic sources in Paris doubted that the French president will propose a solution to the presidential deadlock.
The visit will however present a suitable occasion to push Lebanese officials to speed up the election of a head of state in order to breathe life into constitutional institutions, said al-Liwaa.