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Jumblatt invites Sleiman for a Paris outing

MP Walid Jumblatt, right, and President Michel Sleiman attend a ceremony in the Chouf village of Brih, Saturday, May 17, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

BEIRUT: MP Walid Jumblatt and former President Michel Sleiman seem adamant on maintaining a close alliance and friendship, despite the end of the latter's six-year term in office, with the two reportedly enjoying a dinner outing together in Paris.

Sleiman, Jumblatt and Health Minister Wael Abu Faour, a member of the Progressive Socialist Party, along with their respective wives dined at the upscale Monsieur Bleu restaurant in the French capital late Tuesday.

Sources said the PSP leader invited Sleiman and Abu Faour and picked up the tab.

Sleiman and Jumblatt have established good ties, both describing themselves as being part of a centrist political approach.

Jumblatt has repeatedly voiced his support for Sleiman's stances and has recently said that the former general should have been reelected for another term in office.

Sleiman has always expressed fondness of Jumblatt and his political stances, which the former president said took into consideration the highest national interest.





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