Kanaan on Geagea Meeting: This is Critical Phase in Christian-Christian Ties

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Change and Reform bloc MP Ibrahim Kanaan described his meeting with Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea as “friendly and frank” in dealing with issues of contention between the two rival sides, reported al-Joumhouria newspaper on Saturday.

He told the daily: “Contacts are ongoing and constant between the two sides and this is a critical phase in the talks.”

“The issue has drawn local and foreign attention, especially on the Christian scene,” he remarked in light of his meeting with Geagea on Friday at his Maarab residence.

The Free Patriotic Movement and LF talks have drawn attention “due to the positive breakthrough they may create in Christian-Christian ties,” added Kanaan.

Asked by the daily about a potential meeting between FPM chief MP Michel Aoun and Geagea, he replied: “The first phase of the negotiations is being complete and it should be crowned with a meeting between the two officials.”

Kanaan met with Geagea as part of preparations for the document of principles between the FPM and LF.

The two-hour talks were aimed at “reducing obstacles” hindering the document.

The dispute between Aoun and Geagea is among the main causes of the ongoing failure to stage the presidential elections.

Lebanon has been without a president since May when the term of Michel Suleiman ended.



Comments 8
Thumb nickjames 21 February 2015, 09:22

“The first phase of the negotiations is being complete and it should be crowned with a meeting between the two officials.”

- Right, a meeting between the two does need to take place. Because they are the two responsible for division and weakening of the Christian community. They need to sit down and confess to the other that mistakes were made and the country was weakened as a result of these mistakes...

Missing constantine 21 February 2015, 09:33

What needs to really happen is for General Aoun to become president. It is the only war to salvage the Christians fate in Lebanon and the Middle East .

Default-user-icon roukuz (Guest) 21 February 2015, 09:50

Oh how we miss you dear flamethrower and your witty comments as you lay in pieces and tranquility at your final resting place..... RIP Shia Hero.

Missing thatisit 21 February 2015, 10:56

What are they negotiating? A shared or split in presidency? These people are a liability to the future of our country. This is a true example of a failed state. A country ruled by MOU's and not institutions and the rule of law. Go and vote for a president - let the winner be whoever it might be.

Thumb ex-fpm 21 February 2015, 11:00

Meanwhile Bassil is vacationing in lovely Cuba and says:

26 minutes ago FM Jebran Bassil from Cuba: Lebanon cannot persist without a president and we seek to resolve the presidential impasse.

Thumb kanaanljdid 21 February 2015, 13:23

As long as citizen refers to their sect before referring to their belonging to the Lebanese nation -regardless of their confession or disbelief in institutional religions-, all the problem will only remain and worsen.

The phase is critical to Lebanese-Lebanese ties, simply.

Missing forces 22 February 2015, 04:40

And if they agree and proceed to hug and kiss each other in a new found romance all the FPM and LF supporters will once again find their national voice of pride and mutual love for their country and act like nothing has happened over the last 10 years.

Wake up people why are you all fighting each other whilst you wait for your leaders to agree before you do.

Default-user-icon Gobsmacked (Guest) 10 March 2015, 15:17

Surely there are more potential candidates than Aoun and Geagea?

Is that the best Lebanon can do