Aoun Reportedly Called Assad to Discuss Refugees
President Michel Aoun has recently held phone talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a media report said.
Discussions tackled "the issue of Syrian refugees and means to expedite their return to their homeland," al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Tuesday.
It also reported that Army Commander General Joseph Aoun has called Syrian defense minister and army chief Ali Abdullah Ayoub to offer greetings on Army Day.
The two commanders touched on "the joint security coordination between the two countries through the work of the security coordination bureau, which is tasked with controlling the border and preserving security on the borders of the two countries," the daily added.
The thorny issue of the Lebanese-Syrian ties has returned to the front burner in recent weeks.
PM-designate Saad Hariri has recently told reporters that the new government “will not be formed” should the pro-Damascus camp “insist on restoring Lebanese-Syrian ties.” But pro-Hizbullah journalist Salem Zahran said that the PM-designate has “informed Hizbullah” that his remarks were a “slip of the tongue.”