Lebanon is a democratic, parliamentary republic enjoying complete sovereignty.
Lebanon's relations with other countries are based on the following:
Its membership in the United Nations.
Its membership in the Arab League.
In international relations, Lebanon adheres to the United Nations Charter
and to the fulfillment of its obligation to that organization and both
to participate and benefit from the peaceful humanitarian cooperation
provided within the framework of the Charter. Lebanon lays special emphasis
on maintaining the closest relations with friendly countries and in particular
those with substantial communities of Lebanese emigrants.
Article III The primary allegiance of the Lebanese is to their own country,
in its existing borders, and as an independent Arab country enjoying complete
sovereignty. Their faith in the independent entity of Lebanon stems from
A- The attachment to the traditions that have enabled
the Lebanese, despite their limited number and the small area of their
country, to stand together in the face of repeated aggressions and to
maintain the special character of their nation which includes the following:
their unwavering faith in their convictions, their emphasis on a religious
upbringing and family life, their belief in individual enterprise, cooperation,
tolerance, freedom and a common aim towards a better life.
B- The application of modern technology and ideas in
the fields of education, socio-economic development, health and other
related fields in order to achieve the Lebanese goal of prosperity and
happiness in a safer, better world.
The Party believes in the freedom of the individual, a freedom only limited
by responsibilities towards the community and the respect of the rights
of others. The Party defends democratic rule based on law and order against
all oppression, dictatorial rule or anarchy. Article VII
The party opposes all sectarian, racial, separatist or feudal policies
and insists on national unity, complete equality in rights and obligations
between all Lebanese with no distinction between them except in their
capabilities to contribute to the country's welfare.
The Party places particular importance on the role that the younger generation
must play in Lebanon's society and its development. The Party strives
to provide the younger generation with all the means to enable it to achieve
its aims. This particularly applies in the field of education and the
application of modern methods to it, and in cultural development open
to both East and West within the framework of individual freedom and responsibility
towards the interests of Lebanon.
The Party adopts the principle of free education, at all levels, and the
development of vocational training in order to provide the greatest opportunities
for all Lebanese.
In the fields of social development and economy, the Party strives to
apply the principle of genuine social justice in order to reinforce and
raise the standards of living of the productive elements in the country
and encourages individual entreprise, respect for private property and
the principle of equal opportunities for all Lebanese.
The Party is working on an overall plan for the most effective use of
Lebanon's natural resources -- hydraulic, agricultural, forestry, mineral,
marine and tourism -- as well as the industrial development of the country,
the protection of local industry within the framework of the country's
natural resources without adversely affecting free trade and the interests
of the consumer. The Party also aims at improving the standard of living
of the rural community.
The Party encourages the investment of capital by Lebanese emigrants,
Arabs and foreigners in Lebanon as well as the preservation of freedom
of action in monetary and commercial matters within the respect of the
law and the enhancement of trade with Arab and foreign countries on the
basis of reciprocity.
The Party endeavors to improve all aspects of the public administration
in order to improve its services to the nation.
The Party believes in the need to reinforce the independence of the Lebanese
judicial system and its protection from any interference or exploitation
in order to enable it to serve the people in a just and effective manner.
The Party works for closer ties between Lebanese emigrants and their mother
country. It encourages them to maintain their genuine Lebanese traditions,
to return to Lebanon, to preserve all their rights as Lebanese and to
play their part in the development of the country.
The Party believes in the mobilization of all human and spiritual resources
for the fulfillment of its objectives.