Mikati from Istanbul: For political solution in Syria

NNA – Former Prime Minister MP Najib Mikati maintained on Tuesday that what was happening in Syria would take a major toll on Lebanon on all the political, economic, social, and security levels, renewing calls for the much-sought political solution in the war-torn country.

“Every conflict that lasts too long turn into a burden; here, settlement is the best exit, as our conflicts in the region have no horizon,” Mikati told a the opening session of the International Cooperation Platform held in Istanbul under the chairmanship of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“Owing to its pluralism, Lebanon is in turn capable of assuming a positive role, provided that it respect regional balance and avoid implications in the policy of axes and alliances,” he said.