Lebanon president to skip Libya’s summit


Information Minister Tareq Mitri has revealed that that Lebanese President Michel Suleiman will not attend the Arab summit in Libya end of this month.

The Shiite community in Lebanon spearheaded by Speaker Nabih Berri has demanded that Lebanon should boycott the summit.

Shiites have been demanding the boycott of the summit because of the disappearance of Shiite Imam Moussa al-Sadr. In 1978 Sadr , who was the founder of the Amal Movement flew to Tripoli for a week of talks with Libyan officials but disappeared while he was there.

An Nahar has reported that Arab League chief Amr Moussa hasn’t been asked to deliver any invitation to Lebanon anyway to participate in the summit saying “it is the responsibility of the host country to do so”.

Moussa insisted during his last trip to Lebanon that Lebanon should be represented at a responsible level.



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