Report: Qahwaji Discusses with Syrian Officials Consolidation of Lebanon Stability


Army chief Gen. Jean Qahwaji has reportedly visited Damascus to discuss with top Syrian military commanders cooperation between the two countries to preserve stability in Lebanon.

Lebanese security sources told pan-Arab daily al-Hayat in remarks published Friday that Qahwaji visited the Syrian capital several days ago and discussed with officials there “the ongoing military cooperation between the two countries to preserve security and stability in Lebanon which is witnessing political bickering over ongoing consultations to form the new government.”

Qahwaji and the Syrian officials also discussed the latest developments in southern Lebanon amid continued Israeli threats, the sources said.

Discussions focused on ways to defend the Lebanese army in case of an Israeli aggression, they added.