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Jumblatt, German officials discuss Lebanon, region

Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt speaks during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 24, 2011. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt discussed Tuesday the situation in Lebanon and the region with German officials, according to a PSP statement. Jumblatt, who is on a visit to Germany, touched on political developments in Lebanon, Syria, Gaza and efforts to provide relief for Syrian refugees in Lebanon with Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the head of the Social bloc in Germany’s parliament, and Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, the former federal minister of economic cooperation and development. Jumblatt and the accompanying delegation also held a meeting with German National Security Adviser Christoph Heusgen. They also met officials from Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, a cultural institution with offices in Beirut.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on December 12, 2012, on page 4.

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