Countdown to Jumblatt’s visit to Syria: Few more days


In an interview with MTV on Tuesday, Progressive Socialist Party media Officer Rami al-Rayess said that Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt might visit Damascus within days, adding that the date of the visit will be announced, once it is set.

There were some rumors in the media this morning that Jumblatt will be in Syria within hours , but General Secretary of the Progressive Socialist Party Sharif Fayyad issued a clarification in which he stated that “Jumblatt is on his way to Damascus in politics but the date of his trip has not been set yet”.

Jumblat, who is in Qatar met Free Patriotic Movement chief Michel Aoun at the Lebanese embassy in Doha.

Local media said the Jumblat-Aoun meeting, which took place before noon Tuesday, was attended by Transportation Minister Ghazi Aridi, PSP MP Nehmeh Tomeh and Water and Energy Minister Jebran Bassil, Aoun’s son-in-law.

They said Aoun is likely to visit Mukhtara on Saturday.

Jumblatt whose father was assassinated by the Syrian regime  is under heavy criticism from within the Druze  community  for being so anxious to visit Syria.