Bassil is handed apples during his Chouf visit, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. (The Daily Star/Bassil Facebook page)
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Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil struck a conciliatory tone during a visit to the Chouf Sunday, underscoring the importance of the 2001 Mountain Reconciliation after previously implying the deal wasn't well established.Remarks made earlier this month drew a harsh rebuke from the Progressive Socialist Party, whose heartland is in the Chouf, as well as other parties. Speaking from Maaser al-Chouf Sunday, Bassil softened his stance.Bassil in his speech later touched on Jumblatt's comments on the proportional electoral law, saying that the FPM's stance allies with the PSP head's position.
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