Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri receives a delegation of Arab ambassadors at his downtown Beirut residence on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. (The Daily Star/ Dalati&Nohra, HO)
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The government will soon resume its sessions, former Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Thursday, adding that the swift election of a new Lebanese president was a necessary prelude to the implementation of a national strategy to combat terrorism.Speaking to a delegation of Arab ambassadors at his residence in Downtown Beirut, Hariri stated that he expected the government to resume its work shortly, and that he had spoken with Prime Minister Tammam Salam and other relevant officials regarding the matter. Earlier, Hariri had discussed the security situation in the country with Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk, head of General Security Maj.The meetings came one day after Hariri had dinner with Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun.According to sources, Hariri stressed to Aoun that he had no issues with his candidacy, but that an agreement with Christian leaders, particularly Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea, was necessary.
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