Derian receives Geagea in Beirut, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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In parallel with consultations carried out by President Michel Aoun Tuesday, political and religious figures held talks in the aftermath of Prime Minister Saad Hariri's resignation. Just a day after Speaker Nabih Berri returned to Lebanon from Egypt, and following a meeting with Aoun Monday, Berri held a series of talks at his Ain al-Tineh residence, a statement from his office reported. Contacts between Hezbollah and the FPM regarding the recent developments rose to a new level, as an FPM source confirmed to The Daily Star that Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, who also heads the FPM, met with Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah late Monday evening.After meeting with Aoun, Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea headed to meet with Derian in a show of unity.Before Geagea's meeting with Derian, the grand mufti met with Bassil, who headed an FPM delegation.
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