Hariri Marks March 14 Alliance Anniversary
Prime Minister Saad Hariri issued a statement Wednesday marking the 13th anniversary of March 14 alliance, Hariri's media office said.
"It is no coincidence today, on the 13th anniversary of March 14, that I travel to Rome on head of a Lebanese delegation to participate in an international conference aimed at boosting the army and security forces, the protectors of sovereignty and stability in Lebanon,” said Hariri.
“The consolidation of the State and the sovereignty and freedom of Lebanon, were the demands that brought more than one million Lebanese citizens who descended on the squares on that historic day 13 years ago. Today, we continue to struggle to achieve these demands,” he added.
The March 14 alliance was named after the date of the Cedar Revolution and was a coalition of political parties formed in 2005, united by their anti-Syrian regime stance after the assassination of Hariri's father ex-PM Rafik Hariri in a massive car bomb.
Hariri said March 14 “will remain a milestone in the history of Lebanon and the banner of freedom, sovereignty and rejection of hegemony and guardianship, and a bridge to the real crossing towards the State.”
Hariri is in Rome to take part in the Rome II donor conferences aimed at boosting the capabilities of Lebanon's military and security agencies.