Miqati Sends Sfeir Message, Patriarch Stresses Importance of PM-President Harmony

Prime Minister-designate Najib Miqati sent a message to Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir, Miqati’s advisor Joe Issa al-Khoury told reporters in Bkirki on Friday.

Following talks with Sfeir, al-Khoury refused to unveil details of the message that he delivered to the patriarch.

Among Sfeir’s visitors was former Minister Wadih al-Khazen who said that the patriarch stressed the importance of harmony between Miqati and President Michel Suleiman to preserve the constitutionality of the cabinet formation process.

Al-Khazen said he agreed with Sfeir on the need to form a balanced government that does not provoke any side.