Kanaan: FPM-LF Dialogue to Lead to Joint Action on Several Issues

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MP Ibrahim Kanaan on Monday held a meeting with a Lebanese Forces official to set the stage for talks between Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun and LF chief Samir Geagea, stressing that the dialogue aims to contribute to joint action.

Kanaan told As Safir daily published on Tuesday that the “objective of the dialogue is to contribute to a joint action base on many issues.”

“It also aims to come up with a mechanism to organize ties (between the two sides) whether they reach an agreement or they disagree,” he said.

Kanaan held discussions on Monday with LF official Melhem Riachi as part of preparatory meetings the two men are holding to set the stage for the talks between Aoun and Geagea.

More meetings will be held in the coming days to decide on the date and venue of the talks.

An Nahar daily quoted sources as saying that the two presidential candidates are confident their relations would not deteriorate whether they agree or fail to strike a deal on controversial issues.

The rivalry between Aoun and Geagea has left the Baabda Palace vacant. Lebanon has been without a head of state since President Michel Suleiman's six-year term ended in May.

Aoun on Sunday expressed optimism that the LF would vote for him in the presidential race, noting that the two parties will tackle the issue of the rights of Christians before moving to discuss the presidential void.



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Default-user-icon roukuz (Guest) 06 January 2015, 08:48

I often wonder what you are doing flamethrower as you lay in pieces and tranquility at your final destination.

Missing humble 06 January 2015, 10:26

What do you expect from people who watch Al Manar and OTV 24/24?

Missing humble 06 January 2015, 10:24

Why are more and more FPMr's insulting the Jews and blaming them as the source of our problems and of problems around the world. I am truly shocked by this kind of antisemitism and hatred against the jews which is against Christian teachings.

Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 06 January 2015, 12:38

Christian unity is the solution for all Lebanon's problem neither the shia and sunni can have the edge and baidet el kobane is not joumblat its the Christian that is why everybody are confiscating the Christian vote
so god bless Christian unity for Lebanon's sake
god bless democracy and freedom of speech

Thumb -phoenix1 06 January 2015, 14:37

(1). Let us put things as they are: If we Christians do not NOW sit together and start solving our problems together, then no one will do it for us. Why can't we learn anything from our Muslim siblings, particularly our Shiite siblings. For better or for worse, they will stick together, and let anyone try to get between them. Everyone laughs at us, especially when we want to tell people that we are educated, and that we have class, wlak ayyeh class? There are many in this country who are saying, wlak we need not worry to get the Christians to leave this country, they will do it for us. Now is this what we want? We have the LF and the FPM at loggerheads for decades albeit under different party names, but the same push and pull situation has persisted just for too long.

Thumb -phoenix1 06 January 2015, 14:39

(3). Let no one see my post as being sectarian, if I wanted to be such, I have ample time and ink to spare, but Lebanon will survive only if it continues to embody the spirit of sectarian and cultural pluralism, if ever Lebanon was to fall into monochrome leadership then Lebanon will be gone for good. Geagea, Aoun, the various Christian Patriarchates plus all the other Christian leaderships must as of now put their selfish differences aside and start thinking of the bigger and far more important picture. If they don't then please, let them start packing up and leave this country. Damn selfish and myopic Christian leaderships, that what we have at the moment.

Thumb -phoenix1 06 January 2015, 14:41

(2). Christians are leaving because many of their youths can't buy even a simple house and get married! The Patriarchates aren't doing enough to support their people, with all the vast lands they have, not much is being done to help their Christians. Every day, there are many Christians who get refused entry to hospitals, Christian hospitals because they can't afford medical bills, so they get refused by nuns and other clerics serving in these hospitals, why? because they can't afford it. Now, is this the same way our Muslim siblings are fairing? NO. Their institutions are catering for them, wlak Nabih Berri for instance will create papers and papers to get them any excuse for their welfare. Back to basics, if Samir Geagea and Michel Aoun cannot see the dangers over their constituent bases, then one day they will have no reason to stay in Lebanon, the Muslim will simply tell them to leave as they would have expired their reason to serve.

Missing humble 06 January 2015, 18:34

To bring Christians together, you simply need to start by ONE THING, They must stop obeing to orders from outside. STOP being agents for external countries.

Missing humble 06 January 2015, 19:36

Caporal uses Nazi language. He is an adept of Hitler and Himmler...other madmen...

Default-user-icon abbassieh (Guest) 07 January 2015, 07:32

well said josephani from dahyieh