Bouthaina Shaaban, Adviser to the Syrian President , issued a statement to the press Following the first meeting in Damascus between Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in which she said “the mood [of the meeting] was honest and positive” and added that the two leaders discussed Lebanese-Syrian border demarcation and “agreed that many steps will be taken in this regard .”
“Hariri and Assad both want to put an end to past tensions and build relations that serve the interests of the Lebanese and Syrian people,” the statement added.
Shaaban stressed that “there will be future visits made by high-ranking Lebanese officials to Syria to enhance the two countries’ relations.”
she also said that a second meeting would be held between Hariri and Assad on Sunday.
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