Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri, on Monday welcomed at his Ein Teeneh residence Indonesian Ambassador to Lebanon, Ahmed Khazen Hamidi, who paid him a farewell visit upon winding up his mission in Lebanon.
The meeting between both men had been an occasion to discuss current developments and bilateral relations between the two countries.
President Berri separately met with MP Fouad Makhzoumi and discussed with him the general situation and the government formation process.
We discussed with the House Speaker the most recent developments in the region in light of the israeli threats and developments in Syria, Makhzoumi said.
We also tackled the representation of one of the six independent deputies in the government, and I think this matter has taken a long course. I hope that Prime Minister Hariri, within the framework of the aspired solution, can meet with the six deputies and tell them that he does not want to appoint them. But we have to swiftly end this matter because it's not appropriate that six members of the House of Parliament can not meet with the Prime Minister-designate, Makhzoumi added.
Later in the afternoon, Army Commander, General Joseph Aoun, met with Berri and briefed him on the security situation and the situation in south Lebanon in light of the Israeli tunnel allegations.
The Director-General of Lebanon's General Security, General Abbas Ibrahim, also met with Berri and briefed him on the overall security situation.
The House Speaker later had an audience with a delegation from the Islamic Alawite Council headed by Sheikh Mohammad Khoder Asfour.
We discussed with the House Speaker the demands and rights of the Alawite community in terms of representation in the government and in departments, Asfour said on emerging.
Source: National News Agency