Kanaan on Geagea Meeting: This is Critical Phase in Christian-Christian Tiesإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
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.