Kouyoumjian: Our youth want Lebanon a developed state, free of corruption and deals

"The flavor of Lebanon's independence this year is the flavor of the revolution," said Caretaker Social Affairs Minister, Richard Kouyoumjian on Sunday.Addressing the students of Vahan Tekeyan School in Bourj Hammoud in an event marking Independence Da...

"The flavor of Lebanon's independence this year is the flavor of the revolution," said Caretaker Social Affairs Minister, Richard Kouyoumjian on Sunday.

Addressing the students of Vahan Tekeyan School in Bourj Hammoud in an event marking Independence Day, Kouyoumjian said: "The new generation dreams of a modern state and from here we see its rally around the Lebanese army and its refusal that any party takes up arms."

He added: "The army has proved its capability to carry out its duty to the utmost, whether in the battles of Nahr al-Bared and Fajr al-Jouroud, or in maintaining security at home."

Kouyoumjian hoped that "the coming days will bring about political solutions to the situation, for Lebanon is under political, economic and social crises."

Source: National News Agency