Hizbullah, Aoun Mark Anniversary of MoU: Our Memo Must Be Applied to All Political Partiesإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
A delegation from Hizbullah held talks on Friday with Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun to mark the ninth anniversary of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the two sides, with the party emphasizing the importance of dialogue in easing tensions in Lebanon.
Hizbullah politburo official Mahmoud Qomati said after the meeting: “The MoU between Hizbullah and the FPM should serve as an example of dialogue between all Lebanese parties.”
Hizbullah and Aoun signed their memorandum of understanding in 2006 as part of their political alliance.
Commenting on the dialogue between the Mustaqbal Movement and Hizbullah, Qomati remarked: “The talks are serious and they will continue.”
“All participants are approaching the dialogue seriously and calmly,” he stated from Aoun's Rabieh residence.
He added that the talks will emphasize the need to ease tensions in Lebanon before moving on to other articles on their agenda.
“Those criticizing our dialogue with the Mustaqbal Movement are being harmed by it,” he noted.
The gatherers agreed on easing political tensions in Lebanon resulting in the launch of a campaign on Thursday to remove party banners and photos from Beirut and several cities across Lebanon.
Furthermore, Qomati revealed that “serious Christian dialogue will kick off soon.”
He made his remark in reference to the expected talks between Aoun and his rival Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea.
Asked if the Hizbullah delegation and Aoun had addressed the ongoing deadlock over the presidential elections, Qomati replied: “Our position on the presidency is clear.”
“We will not abandon Aoun's presidential nomination no matter what anyone says,” he added.