Mufti of the Republic Sheikh Abdullatif Deryan urged the protagonists of the dialogue conference, scheduled for Monday, to uphold national interests above their own.
The mufti, who spoke during a ceremony held in his honour by member of the Union of Beiruti families Hassan Keshle, said that the presidential vacancy was no longer tolerated, whatever the justifications and difficulties .
Sheikh Deryan added that he still supported Prime Minister Tammam Salam, noting that the government had to continue its work, especially in the shadow of presidential vacuum.
He also felicitated the army on the occasion of Army Day, calling for full support for the troops defending Lebanon from terrorism.
Source: National News Agency