The president met a large representative group of legislators for more than an hour. He listened to their views on the forthcoming summit and explained to them in detail the various questions that are likely to come up for discussion.
The president said that there could be no question of accepting a compromise on fundamental principles. He emphasized the need for standing together, in order to emerge successfully through the present situation. He a said that the Government would never by-pass the people nor the National Assembly. No decision would be taken without their consent.