Report: Hizbullah-Bkirki Committee to Meet Next Week
The members of the dialogue committee tasked with following up on dialogue between Bkirki and Hizbullah is expected to meet early next week to appease rhetoric, al-Akhbar daily reported Saturday.
The newspaper said the meeting is the first between the two sides after tensed relations between Bkirki and Hizbullah over Maronite Patriarch Beshara el-Rahi’s fiery statements against Hizbullah.
The daily said that the two sides exchanged messages in that regard away from the media, before they agreed on the meeting expected to be held on Tuesday.
The committee includes: Bishop Samir Mazloum and Hareth Shehab from Bkirki, and Hizbullah officials Mohammed al-Khansa and Mustafa Hajj Ali.
Al-Rahi had called for a UN-sponsored "international conference" in the face of Lebanon's economic collapse and political impasse, but Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah slammed the proposal, saying it would open the door to foreign interference or even to an "occupation".