Arslan Holds Talks with Assad in Damascus

Lebanese Democratic Party leader Talal Arslan held talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus on Sunday, the state-run National News Agency reported.

NNA said Arslan discussed with Assad the latest developments in Lebanon, Syria and the region.

During a press conference he held late last month, the Druze leader called for dialogue between the Syrian regime and the opposition to resolve the crisis and preserve Syria's Arab identity away from foreign intervention.

He also urged the residents of the Druze-majority Jabal al-Arab in southern Syria “to confront Western Israeli plots aimed at targeting the Syrian state and people.”

Arslan met on Saturday with another Assad ally in Lebanon, Marada movement chief Suleiman Franjieh.

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