President Michel Suleiman announced earlier in the day the list of national dialogue committee members. But Culture Minister Salim Wardeh issued a statement on Monday voicing surprise that Suleiman picked Professor Fayez al-Hajj Chahine as Zahle’s representative in the committee . He criticized the appointment as one that does not represent the Greek Catholics of Zahle.
The appointment of Chahine deprives the Zahle residents of their democratic choice and marginalizes their region, Wardeh also said
According to NBN the talks will convene within 10 days