Suleiman's visit comes two days after the formation of the new Lebanese government and few hours before Assad's departure to Paris for work visit.
The two sides were expected to discuss the latest developments in the region and the relationship between the two countries, according to Syria’s news agency SANA
Bilateral relationship between Damascus and Beirut has been improved in the last few months.
"President Assad hopes that this new page of cooperation between Syria and Lebanon would help (bring) stability and development to Lebanon and the Lebanese people," SANA quoted an official from the presidential palace as saying.
According to As-Safir daily the summit will produce Syrian support for the new Lebanon government. It will also pave the way for the open door policy that Damascus has decided to follow in light of the new Lebanese political path after the June parliamentary elections.
As-Safir also reported that Suleiman described his relationship with Prime Minister Saad Hariri as "good". In an interview published by As-Safir daily newspaper on Thursday, president Suleiman said that the new Prime Minister Hariri “has good intentions.”
"The experience as premier-designate was useful for him because it enabled him to go into deep discussions with Opposition figures," the Lebanese president believed that such experience would “facilitate the work of the government and build bridges of trust.”
According to local political observers , Suleiman’s visit will pave the way for the visits of premier Hariri and MP Walid Jumblatt, who have been planning to make a ''historic'' visit to Syria, a country accused by both leaders of being behind the murder of their fathers: Kamal Jumblatt in 1977 and the former premier Rafik Hariri in 2005.
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10:30 pm Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said "Hezbollah will work through this government to make it efficient and interactive by cooperating with all the parties,"
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9:50pm Change and Reform bloc leader Michel Aoun told LBC: God granted me vision and I always said that Lebanon is only governed by consensus . We have fought to bring justice back to the Lebanese system and abolish injustice and the marginalization of Christians . I am not in the position to evaluate Hariri....we built bridges together and I believe we can build a good relation with him.
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9:30pm Phalange party leader Amin Gemayel told Al-Arabiya: We felt like the Phalange party lost martyrs while others took all the credit. I’m sorry to say that I’m talking about some March 14 forces.
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8:06pm OTV: Hariri started preparations for visit to Syria and is now in [process of assembling his accompanying delegation
8:05pm PM Hariri received a call from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulating on the formation of the government.
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5:50 pm Al Manar : Syrian presidential adviser Buthaina Shaaban said it is "still early to talk about practical steps regarding the visit of PM Saad Hariri to Syria.” Sources close to Hariri did not rule out a visit to Damascus by the Lebanese premier, however, the visit "was not imminent."
5:50pm President Suleiman met at the Baabda Palace with State Ministers Mona Ofeish and Adnan al-Sayed Hussein
4:16pm U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Michele Sison departed Beirut heading toward the U.S.
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3:17pm PM Saad Hariri met with Energy and Water Minister Gebran Bassil. The two men discussed the affairs of Bassil's ministry and general issues.
3:19pm LBC : The Lebanese security forces was able to identify the man suspected of killing First Adjutant Charbel Jarjoura. He is a Palestinian, who carries a Jordanian passport and has been hiding in Palestinian refuge camp of Burg el Barajneh
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12:22pm MP Talal Arslan received two separate phone calls from Suleiman and Hariri: Need to unite around the army and the resistance to thwart Israeli plots.
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9:30 pm PM Saad Hariri stressed the need to “build the trust that is missing between the Lebanese and their state.” He added that Lebanon “will not remain a battlefield for regional conflicts,” highlighting his commitment to “Arabism,” and “the Lebanese state.”
According to Hariri, “The Lebanese deserve a civil and secure state to continue the messages of Arabism and culture.”
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7:57pm Phalange Party said it will be part of the government and suggested a reform plan for March 14 and said it supports its representative, Minister of Social Affairs Selim Sayegh
7:55pm Phalange Party political bureau member Sejaan Kazzi: The government formation does not represents the Lebanese ambitions and the implementation of the true democratic system.