President Michel Aoun at the reception ceremony at the Mar Maroun Church in Rome. Friday, March 17, 2017. (The Daily Star/Dalati & Nohra, HO)
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President Michel Aoun Sunday visited Chouf on the 16th anniversary of reconciliation between the Christian and Druze communities in Mount Lebanon.Druze leader and Progressive Socialist Party head MP Walid Jumblatt took to Twitter and welcomed Aoun to Chouf.Deir al-Qamar, a predominantly Christian town in Chouf with many historical monuments and buildings, some dating back to the 16th century, witnessed little displacement of the Christian community, unlike other villages in Chouf.In 2016, Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai visited Mukhtara, hometown of Jumblatt, to mark the 15th anniversary of the reconciliation and to strengthen the feelings of co-existence between the two communities.
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