Syrian - Lebanese summit held in Damascus
Lebanon's President Michel Suleiman held talks Thursday in Damascus with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad three days after the formation of a new Cabinet. A spokesman for Suleiman was quoted as saying the Lebanese-Syrian summit dealt with bilateral relations between the two countries.
According to a report by As-Safir daily, the summit was expected to produce Syrian support for the new Lebanon government. It added the summit will also pave the way for the open door policy Damascus has decided to follow.
On his part, Suleiman said that "there is no winner, no loser in the new government." The President described as "good" his relationship with Prime Minister Saad Hariri. "Hariri has good intentions," Suleiman told As-Safir in an interview published Thursday.