Lebanon’s Aoun urges Egypt to launch "Arab salvation initiative" on Syria

Aoun with Al-Azhar's Grand Sheikh in Cairo. (AFP)

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has urged Egypt to launch an "Arab salvation initiative" especially for the crisis in Syria.

In a joint news conference on 13 January, during Aoun’s visit to Egypt, the Lebanese leader said: "There are great hopes on the role that Egypt could play... [Egypt] could launch an Arab salvation initiative based on a unified strategy to fight terrorism... and to work on finding political solutions to the persisting crises in the Arab world, especially in Syria where fire has been raging for years."

"Violence and its consequences cannot establish peace or build future, but pushes away needed solutions, increases divisions... and escalates the dangers of total," he added.

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi had met Aoun earlier to discuss regional issues.

Aoun arrived in Cairo earlier in the day as part of a tour that will also take him to Jordan.

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Last Update: Monday, 13 February 2017 KSA 17:29 - GMT 14:29
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