File - Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, right, shakes hands with Hezbollah Sheik Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah as they attend a round-table meeting at the Parliament in Beirut, Tuesday, March 14, 2006. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Future Movement and Hezbollah Monday made "serious progress" in their latest round of talks on key political and security issues as the two sides discussed the 9-month-old presidential election deadlock and ways of confronting terrorism threatening the country.Monday's was the seventh round of talks held by senior officials from the Future Movement and Hezbollah since December, focusing mainly on defusing Sunni-Shiite tensions exacerbated by the 4-year-old war in Syria.At their last dialogue session on Feb. 18, the Future Movement and Hezbollah began discussing a joint national strategy to fight terrorism, highlighting the two parties' concerns over security threats posed by Islamist militants entrenched in rugged areas near the Syrian border. Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV said "takfiri terrorism" was the second item on the dialogue agenda.The three Kataeb ministers along with three ministers loyal to former President Michel Sleiman and Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb oppose Salam's bid to change the current mechanism.Salam last month suspended the Cabinet sessions following a heated debate between a number of ministers over a formula to govern the government's decisions during the presidential vacuum.Salam, backed by most ministers, is demanding a change in the current mechanism, which requires unanimous support from all 24 ministers on the Cabinet decisions.
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