President Michel Sleiman declared that he is optimistic that the cabinet members will resolve their problems among each other soon enough and told local newspaper Assafir that the "rift between the cabinet members is on minor issues". 


The cause of those concerns is the "shape debate over the issue of civil service appointments between Prime Minister Najib Miqati and Free Patriotic Movement ministers at the Baabda Palace that led to the suspension of the session by the president at Miqati’s request". [Naharnet]