BEIRUT: U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon held talks Saturday with the head of Marada Movement Suleiman Franjieh in Zghorta as well as meeting with other public figures from the northern region.
Hale and Franjieh discussed regional and local developments in the presence of a diplomatic delegation and several Marada officials, the state-run National News Agency reported.
Hale also met with former MP Nayla Mouawad as well as her son, Michel, who is the head of the Independent Movement, at their residence in Ehden.
Aside from the situation in the region and Lebanon, Hale discussed with the Mouawads development problems in Zghorta and the northern region.
Hale then continued to lunch at former MP Jawad Bulos' residence, where the Mouawads were also dining.