Prime Minister Saad Hariri speaks with President Michel Aoun aboard an MEA airplane heading to Amman, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (The Daily Star/HO)
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President Michel Aoun said Tuesday that he was carrying a united message of peace on behalf of Lebanon to the annual Arab League summit scheduled to begin on the banks of the Dead Sea in Jordan Wednesday.After chairing a special Cabinet session at Baabda Palace to discuss an electricity reform plan, Aoun, accompanied by premier Saad Hariri, arrived at Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan at 3:30 p.m. to represent Lebanon at the summit.Aoun and King Abdullah held a brief meeting at the Royal Lounge before the Lebanese delegation headed to the Dead Sea.Both Aoun and Hariri stressed that Lebanon's presence at the Arab League summit would be a united one, dispelling fears of any split over Lebanon's foreign policy on regional conflicts. The Libyan side promised to stay in contact with Lebanon over the issue.The source confirmed that Lebanon would adhere to any decision or stance that embodies Arab solidarity and anticipated that Arab leaders would welcome Aoun's presidency and the speedy formation of the Cabinet under Hariri.
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