President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, on Wednesday expressed his determination "to cooperate with Prime Minister-designate, Saad Hariri, in a bid to salvage the nation from the ongoing crisis due to the cabinet formation delay.
The President promised dauntless endeavors to form a government that "does not marginalize any national component."
In a speech addressed to the officers of the "Dawn of Jroud" graduating officers, the President confirmed that the Lebanese army was the most consistent force that has protected the Lebanese borders during wars and conflicts.
"This has preserved the land and national sovereignty, as well as civil peace and internal stability," Aoun said, calling for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701, as Israel continues to violate it by occupying a part of the Lebanese territory.
"All Israeli attempts will not prevent us from taking advantage of our oil resources. Lebanon is about to enter a new era and will be classified as an oil producing country," the President added.
Source: National News Agency