As Safir has reported that after his meeting with Syrian president Bashar al Assad progressive Socialist party leader MP Walid Jumblatt drove his car on the way back as Hezbollah Secretary-General’s Political Assistant Hussein Khalil occupied the front passenger seat and Wafiq Safa, Head of Hezbollah’s Coordination and Liaison Committee occupied a rear seat.
Everything reporotedly was going fine until Jumblatt’s motorcade passed Aley Roundabout and reached the outskirts of the al-Kahale village to face what was not expected: the brakes of his armored car failed.
As the car moved along the downhill road, the brakes status deteriorated requiring Jumblatt to slam his foot on the brakes “more than 10 times” for a minimum control over the vehicle until it finally reached Beirut.
“Everything was fine, but the downhill road from Kahale to Beirut was not fine… It was a perilous experience that we overcame,” Jumblatt told As Safir.
Jumblatt told as safir that he wants to meet with Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah to thank him for paving the road for his Damascus visit .
Jumblatt feels his trip to Damascus will enhance stability in Lebanon . On Saturday he met with a financial delegation from Kuwait at his residence in Mukhtara al El Shouf . He reportedly told the delegation that “Lebanon is heading ahead with steady steps toward stability… And there are major opportunities for investment in various sectors.”