The FPM lists four issues to be resolved with Syria to normalize relations

07May09

To appease the Christian community in Lebanon before the June 7th elections, the Free Patriotic Movement also known as the Change and Reform bloc said yesterday there were four main issues that needed to be resolved for Lebanese-Syrian relationship to improve, MP Ghassan Mukhaiber lists:

  • The issue of Lebanese missing or detained in Syria; 
  • Border demarcation – especially regarding the Shebaa Farms area
  • The annulment of the Syrian Lebanese Higher Council, which the MP said was a violation of the Lebanese Constitution; 
  • and the many bilateral treaties between the two countries, which he said needed to be reconsidered, “especially those which were unfair to Lebanon.”


5 Responses to “The FPM lists four issues to be resolved with Syria to normalize relations”

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  2. I still recall vividly Aoun during an interview saying that there were no Lebanese detainees in Syrian jails. Well I guess I was wrong !!!!

  3. 3 Michel K.

    I don’t see how this would appease the Christian Community, Aoun is allied with a tyrant in the region and putting a bit of weight on Syria will not make us forget!!

  4. Is it really for appeasing the Christian community? Their program always included these items (at least since 2005 as far as I know). Plus what true Lebanese National would not want the same thing?

  5. By prefacing your post with “to appease the christian community” you are misleading your readers and making conclusions for them.

    Are you saying that the FPM would not have these issues in mind had there not been elections coming up?

    Are you saying that these are primarily only christian issues and muslims don’t care about them?

    You just make it seem that it is only an electoral issue and not part of a general strategy or vision for the future, not to mention making it sound that FPM is hypocritical in their approach.

    And just for clarification, I am not an FPM supporter, I just think the post is misleading (with all due respect).


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