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Jumblatt stresses need for Lebanon stability

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, right, receives PSP leader Walid Jumblatt in Ankara, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (The Daily Star/HO)

BEIRUT: Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt stressed during talks with Turkish officials in Ankara earlier this week the need to maintain stability in Lebanon.

A PSP statement Friday said Jumblatt discussed with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu the latest regional developments including the Syria crisis and the situation in Lebanon.

The meeting on Tuesday, which was attended by caretaker Social Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour, addressed the “dramatic humanitarian situation” as a result of the raging conflict next door and ways to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people.

It also tackled the Geneva 2 conference on Syria, expected to be held later this month, and ways of cooperation between Lebanon and Turkey in this respect, “particularly in light of the political and security turmoil that has hit the region as a result of this boiling crisis.”

Jumblatt stressed the “importance of preserving stability in light of the growing challenges both locally and regionally,” according to the statement.

It said Davutoglu and his wife held a banquet in honor of Jumblatt, his wife, Nora, and Abu Faour.





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