Lebanese Ministers Hussein Hajj Hassan, left, and Ghazi Zeaiter arrive in Damascus, Syria, August 16, 2017. (REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki)
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Caretaker Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hassan held a conference Wednesday with his Syrian Industry Ministry counterpart, Mohammad Mazen Ali Yousof, to discuss bilateral relations, as part of his visit to Damascus.Hajj Hassan congratulated Syria on triumphing over terrorism and regaining most of its land. Hajj Hassan stressed the depth of the Syrian–Lebanese relations, noting that "some Lebanese are not convinced of these relations, but they will change their mind sooner or later". After his meeting with Syrian Transportation Minister Ali Hammoud, Hajj Hassan said there is a railway connecting Tripoli to Syria, although it is inactive, and there are plans to create more railways, which will serve a pivotal role in connecting Syria to the ports of Beirut and Tripoli.The Lebanese government remains deeply split over dealings with Syria.
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