Suleiman Contacts Assad, Discusses Syrian Crisisإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
President Michel Suleiman telephoned on Monday Syrian President Bashar Assad, reported As Safir newspaper on Tuesday.
Sources did not reveal to the newspaper the details of the talks, but said that they focused on the crisis in Syria.
They addressed United Nations and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan’s ceasefire plan and international efforts to end the crisis.
The plan calls for a cessation of violence, allowing the freedom of mobility of the press, and the release of political prisoners.
Earlier on Monday, a Lebanese man was wounded when Syrian troops opened fire at skiers in Mount Hermon in the Rashayya district.
It said that Antoine al-Hajj was shot in the shoulder, while three of his companions were left unhurt in the incident.
The Red Cross immediately reached the scene and transported al-Hajj to the government hospital in Rashayya.
Investigations are underway with his companions to determine the details of the incident.
This is not the first time that Syrian troops open fire towards the Lebanese border.
Shooting incidents have frequently been reported in the border area of al-Qaa in the North where Syrian troops had repeatedly infiltrated the area in pursuit of what it called “armed terrorist groups”.
On April 9, Al-Jadeed TV cameraman Ali Shaaban was killed when the car he was travelling in along with two of his colleagues in the Wadi Khaled area came under fire from the Syrian side of the border.
His two colleagues escaped with their lives, with one reporter being lightly wounded in the arm.
Syria blamed the “terrorist gangs” for the murder.
Lebanon and Syria share a 330-kilometer border but have yet to agree on official demarcation.