British ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Thursday, May 22, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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British Ambassador Tom Fletcher Monday highlighted that the continuity of state institutions was vital in light of the presidential vacuum Lebanon has found itself in after lawmakers failed to elect a new head of state .Following talks with Prime Minister Tammam Salam the diplomat called on Lebanese leaders to find compromise and put the national interest first to respond to the challenges facing the country. Fletcher maintained that while the opportunity to choose a President on time has been missed, the opportunity to choose a President 'Made in Lebanon' remains.For the Bristish envoy, Lebanon needs a President to take this country forward.
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