"We affirm national unity and Islamic unity. We adhere to the principles over which Lebanese army men were martyred, and to the resistance which stood in the face of the Israeli enemy and the takfiri project," Hajj Hassan said.
"National solidarity, the responsible positions of President Michel Aoun, and Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's speech, have been able to thwart schemes that aimed to bog Lebanon down in strife," Hajj Hassan added.
For his part, Sports and Youth Minister, Mohammad Fneish, said that the city of Baalbeck and its people deserved all the respect.
"The people of this city enjoy an honorable history bearing the responsibility of defending our homeland and resisting occupation, injustice, and tyranny. Their grave sacrifices have enabled Lebanon to liberate its land and defeat the Zionist enemy," Fneish added.
"As long as we adhere to our principles to protect our homeland from the Zionist and takfiri threats, we will remain open to every act that leads to stability, and to finding solutions to all the sufferings of the citizen," Fneish added.