Saudi, Syrian leaders in Beirut for summit talks

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Saudi Arabia’s king Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz and Syria’s president Bashar al- Assad arrived in Beirut aboard the same plane at about 2 pm Beirut time Friday , for talks with Lebanese officials aimed at defusing tension.

They were received by President Michel Suleiman, Speaker Nabih Berri , PM Saad Hariri and other key officials.

After a welcoming ceremony at the airport Suleiman, Abdullah and assad held a brief meeting at the airport before heading to Baabda palace for summit talks.

At Baabda palace they were later joined by Berri and Hariri for talks

This is Abdullah’s first visit to Beirut as the Saudi king. He had attended the Arab summit in Beirut in 2002 when he was still the crown prince. He became the first Saudi monarch to visit the country since 1957.

As for Assad, this is his first visit since eight years . His visit comes after the resumption of normal ties between the two countries following five years of tension that erupted after Hariri’s assassination in February 2005.

An Nahar newspaper reported that around 250 people have been invited for a luncheon which will be hosted by president Suleiman.

According to An Nahar some anti- Syria leaders were not invited such as Phalange leader Amin Gemayel and Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea

while former pro-Syrian president Emile Lahoud was invited

But Baabda sources told LBC the presidential palace did not send an invitation to former presidents, including Gemayel and Lahoud, to attend the luncheon.

According to An Nahar, Phalange MPs and ministers who have been invited to the luncheon will boycott the gathering.

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63 responses to “Saudi, Syrian leaders in Beirut for summit talks”

  1. Syrian citizen Avatar
    Syrian citizen

    Awesome! Great deplomatic efforts. Samir Geagea can watch the meeting from his home TV

    1. where is mizzbel’ah leader watching it from?

      wlak ya syrian $hitizen roo7 liffilak arroos be falafel ma bakhh

      and just to make it clear to you that I am not responding to you in defense of Lady Geagea, I hate all these criminals but the assad is the worst one of them. May he rest in piss!

      1. Tony A Avatar

        maria calm down baby. you’re never going back to lebanon anyway so why are you always so angry ya shaatra. i do enjoy your miserable comments though lol.

        i dunno why you get so heated up with syrian citizen. can he really and honestly tell you what he thinks of assad? cut him some slack and take it easy on the people of syria. i actually feel for them living under that regime.

      2. Tony A Avatar

        maria calm down baby. you’re never going back to lebanon anyway so why are you always so angry ya shaatra. i do enjoy your miserable comments though lol.

        i dunno why you get so heated up with syrian citizen. can he really and honestly tell you what he thinks of assad? cut him some slack and take it easy on the people of syria. i actually feel for them living under that regime.

      3. Tony A Avatar

        maria calm down baby. you’re never going back to lebanon anyway so why are you always so angry ya shaatra. i do enjoy your miserable comments though lol.

        i dunno why you get so heated up with syrian citizen. can he really and honestly tell you what he thinks of assad? cut him some slack and take it easy on the people of syria. i actually feel for them living under that regime.

    2. where is mizzbel’ah leader watching it from?

      wlak ya syrian $hitizen roo7 liffilak arroos be falafel ma bakhh

      and just to make it clear to you that I am not responding to you in defense of Lady Geagea, I hate all these criminals but the assad is the worst one of them. May he rest in piss!

    3. where is mizzbel’ah leader watching it from?

      wlak ya syrian $hitizen roo7 liffilak arroos be falafel ma bakhh

      and just to make it clear to you that I am not responding to you in defense of Lady Geagea, I hate all these criminals but the assad is the worst one of them. May he rest in piss!

    4. where is mizzbel’ah leader watching it from?

      wlak ya syrian $hitizen roo7 liffilak arroos be falafel ma bakhh

      and just to make it clear to you that I am not responding to you in defense of Lady Geagea, I hate all these criminals but the assad is the worst one of them. May he rest in piss!

    5. Mr syrian citizen, why did your president hitch a ride with the king. You know he as well as you are not welcome in Lebanon. He is a coward, fights from a distance and hide behind others.

      1. Leb-Syrian Avatar
        Leb-Syrian

        Syrian Citizen, dont listen to Ali, you are welcome to come to Lebanon anytime!!!

      2. Leb-Syrian Avatar
        Leb-Syrian

        Syrian Citizen, dont listen to Ali, you are welcome to come to Lebanon anytime!!!

    6. Mr syrian citizen, why did your president hitch a ride with the king. You know he as well as you are not welcome in Lebanon. He is a coward, fights from a distance and hide behind others.

  2. Walid Khouri Avatar
    Walid Khouri

    AND the charade begins…

    “They gape at Me with their mouths like a raging and roaring lion. I am poured out like water, and all My bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; it has melted within Me.

    “My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and My tongue clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death.

    “For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet; I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me.

    “They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots. ” (Psalms 22:13-18)

    That was the prophesy about Jesus…

    Fast forward to these days and you shall see history repeating itself EXCEPT the Romans are now casting what’s left of Rafik Hariri’s legacy…

    We have an adage in Lebanon that goes as such:

    qtelo wu mchii be jneezto

    (Kill him and then walk in his funeral)

    I think I said enough…

    And furthermore to the baraziq citizen, Geagea is not a saint but no other politician is… Before you come and shoot your mouth in here I say go have some dignity and fight for democracy in Syria as you have NONE.

    Your lives and your country has been hijacked by one sect and ONE family. Yet you bend over and get the shaft and say khaaaaayyyy baraaaaziiiiiq

    1. perfectly said al Walid

    2. Tony A Avatar

      walid i love your sermon lol. lemme know when you’re issuing another one so i can bring my scotch and sit as you preach lol

      1. Walid Khouri Avatar
        Walid Khouri

        Let me pay for the scotch Tony 😛

      2. Walid Khouri Avatar
        Walid Khouri

        Let me pay for the scotch Tony 😛

      3. Walid Khouri Avatar
        Walid Khouri

        Let me pay for the scotch Tony 😛

    3. Tony A Avatar

      walid i love your sermon lol. lemme know when you’re issuing another one so i can bring my scotch and sit as you preach lol

  3. Walid Khouri Avatar
    Walid Khouri

    AND the charade begins…

    “They gape at Me with their mouths like a raging and roaring lion. I am poured out like water, and all My bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; it has melted within Me.

    “My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and My tongue clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death.

    “For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet; I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me.

    “They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots. ” (Psalms 22:13-18)

    That was the prophesy about Jesus…

    Fast forward to these days and you shall see history repeating itself EXCEPT the Romans are now casting what’s left of Rafik Hariri’s legacy…

    We have an adage in Lebanon that goes as such:

    qtelo wu mchii be jneezto

    (Kill him and then walk in his funeral)

    I think I said enough…

    And furthermore to the baraziq citizen, Geagea is not a saint but no other politician is… Before you come and shoot your mouth in here I say go have some dignity and fight for democracy in Syria as you have NONE.

    Your lives and your country has been hijacked by one sect and ONE family. Yet you bend over and get the shaft and say khaaaaayyyy baraaaaziiiiiq

  4. Tarie Al Fanarie Avatar
    Tarie Al Fanarie

    Syrian Citizen geagea was not invited or maybe he didn’t want to smell the manur while standing next to your Clown Assad. And where is Nassrallah watching this anyway from his itsy bitzy ground hole? i can see him poking his face out of the hole to see if he can come out. Well said Walib and even though the latest news came from israeli paper whether we want to believe or not? they’re saying the Mugheniah Brother-in-law was heavily involved in the killing of Hariri. So i am sure many who will come out in saying the paper is trying to cause civil strife. But let’s say if this was true? who wanted to cause civil strife by starting the killing in the first place? You can’t kill fellow lebanese and when somebody merely accuse you of it, you say they’re out to create civil war? don’t start the trouble and then say i have nothing to do with it. Israeli is a convient enemy to always throw accusations at? look at yourselves first your bunch of murdering thugs. You not only killed hariri and others. You’re killing Lebanon each and every minute. you have no love for lebanon and i would never ever believe your fights is for lebanon. Go to hell all of you enemies of Lebanon.

  5. Tarie Al Fanarie Avatar
    Tarie Al Fanarie

    Syrian Citizen geagea was not invited or maybe he didn’t want to smell the manur while standing next to your Clown Assad. And where is Nassrallah watching this anyway from his itsy bitzy ground hole? i can see him poking his face out of the hole to see if he can come out. Well said Walib and even though the latest news came from israeli paper whether we want to believe or not? they’re saying the Mugheniah Brother-in-law was heavily involved in the killing of Hariri. So i am sure many who will come out in saying the paper is trying to cause civil strife. But let’s say if this was true? who wanted to cause civil strife by starting the killing in the first place? You can’t kill fellow lebanese and when somebody merely accuse you of it, you say they’re out to create civil war? don’t start the trouble and then say i have nothing to do with it. Israeli is a convient enemy to always throw accusations at? look at yourselves first your bunch of murdering thugs. You not only killed hariri and others. You’re killing Lebanon each and every minute. you have no love for lebanon and i would never ever believe your fights is for lebanon. Go to hell all of you enemies of Lebanon.

  6. Tarie Al Fanarie Avatar
    Tarie Al Fanarie

    Syrian Citizen geagea was not invited or maybe he didn’t want to smell the manur while standing next to your Clown Assad. And where is Nassrallah watching this anyway from his itsy bitzy ground hole? i can see him poking his face out of the hole to see if he can come out. Well said Walib and even though the latest news came from israeli paper whether we want to believe or not? they’re saying the Mugheniah Brother-in-law was heavily involved in the killing of Hariri. So i am sure many who will come out in saying the paper is trying to cause civil strife. But let’s say if this was true? who wanted to cause civil strife by starting the killing in the first place? You can’t kill fellow lebanese and when somebody merely accuse you of it, you say they’re out to create civil war? don’t start the trouble and then say i have nothing to do with it. Israeli is a convient enemy to always throw accusations at? look at yourselves first your bunch of murdering thugs. You not only killed hariri and others. You’re killing Lebanon each and every minute. you have no love for lebanon and i would never ever believe your fights is for lebanon. Go to hell all of you enemies of Lebanon.

  7. Syrian citizen Avatar
    Syrian citizen

    Holy crap you guys need to see a shrink or something… You need to calm down, the way things are headed only in the best intrest of all soverign states.

    As for the democratic Lebanese society is a wonderful idea but whom ever get elected does what he wants anyway.. People can only speculate and voice opinions 3l fadi..

    Syria was democratic nation before Jamal abd al Nasir and even back then the political elites did what they wanted anyway.

    Let us stop hating on each other, isn’t that what Jesus wants ya walid? ama enti ya maria w7deh sa2tah with no self respect to yourself or others.

    I am glad that we have embassies and neutral diplomatic ties!

    1. no ya syrian $hitizen, you didnt go there…..lets be honest now, i understand that you prefer your falafel ma3 bakhh but do you really think that assad is genuinely trying to be diplomatic and advocate peace? if he is urging the libonais to be peaceful to one another, than shouldnt he stop supplying mizzbel’ah with weapons now? lets face it, assad is more like a weasel, he will never fight his own battles and will always use others to, like a weasel! Man the guy wouldnt even dare come on his own, he needed the crown prince of pedophiles to accompany him 🙂

      I’ll have mine balla bakhh izza bit’reed

    2. Walid Khouri Avatar
      Walid Khouri

      That’s why I stopped following Jesus. HE is ALL love and I want to kick your collective A$$

      LOL

    3. Walid Khouri Avatar
      Walid Khouri

      That’s why I stopped following Jesus. HE is ALL love and I want to kick your collective A$$

      LOL

  8. Gemayel, Geagea and other respected dignitaries were invited. Since heir stand against syria has not changed unlike aoun, jumblatt and associates, why would they be in the same room of barbaric syrian assassins. This was a meeting to rethink a remake of “Hezbollah gone wild” part III.

  9. Gemayel, Geagea and other respected dignitaries were invited. Since heir stand against syria has not changed unlike aoun, jumblatt and associates, why would they be in the same room of barbaric syrian assassins. This was a meeting to rethink a remake of “Hezbollah gone wild” part III.

  10. Gemayel, Geagea and other respected dignitaries were invited. Since heir stand against syria has not changed unlike aoun, jumblatt and associates, why would they be in the same room of barbaric syrian assassins. This was a meeting to rethink a remake of “Hezbollah gone wild” part III.

    1. Tarie AL Fanarie Avatar
      Tarie AL Fanarie

      Good Point Ali! you tell them my friend. Assad is only promoting peace for his own peace. Otherwise if war happens it will reach their throne and they don’t want to be overthrown. Peace Bro!

    2. Tarie AL Fanarie Avatar
      Tarie AL Fanarie

      Good Point Ali! you tell them my friend. Assad is only promoting peace for his own peace. Otherwise if war happens it will reach their throne and they don’t want to be overthrown. Peace Bro!

    3. Tarie AL Fanarie Avatar
      Tarie AL Fanarie

      Good Point Ali! you tell them my friend. Assad is only promoting peace for his own peace. Otherwise if war happens it will reach their throne and they don’t want to be overthrown. Peace Bro!

  11. Gemayel, Geagea and other respected dignitaries were invited. Since heir stand against syria has not changed unlike aoun, jumblatt and associates, why would they be in the same room of barbaric syrian assassins. This was a meeting to rethink a remake of “Hezbollah gone wild” part III.

  12. This meeting is to ease tentions eventhough it is wrong not to invite former presidents. What other political leaders where present, we do not know so please let us not prejudge this important meeting and let us waite and see in the next few days who is going to say what this way we can tell if it had positive or negative outcome, let’s hope for the best.

  13. This meeting is to ease tentions eventhough it is wrong not to invite former presidents. What other political leaders where present, we do not know so please let us not prejudge this important meeting and let us waite and see in the next few days who is going to say what this way we can tell if it had positive or negative outcome, let’s hope for the best.

  14. This meeting is to ease tentions eventhough it is wrong not to invite former presidents. What other political leaders where present, we do not know so please let us not prejudge this important meeting and let us waite and see in the next few days who is going to say what this way we can tell if it had positive or negative outcome, let’s hope for the best.

  15. This meeting is to ease tentions eventhough it is wrong not to invite former presidents. What other political leaders where present, we do not know so please let us not prejudge this important meeting and let us waite and see in the next few days who is going to say what this way we can tell if it had positive or negative outcome, let’s hope for the best.

  16. Tony A Avatar

    you pay for the scotch ya habeebi and i will gladly pay for some farareej and a big maza ya khayye.

    this is what i’m talking about, a maronite and a durzi getting along. who cares about the political parties, they’re all greedy and they love causing strife to gather support for their existence.

    actually ya habeebi ya walid, when you explained tome via private email as to the foundations of the maronite philosophy, i actually like the maronite thought process.

    thank you for that and stop whining lol 🙂 and come to lebanon habeebi lets go downtown and enjoy the great food together and leave the politics to the politicans.

    one lebanon one people one god

    1. Walid Khouri Avatar
      Walid Khouri

      One Lebanon, One people ma khtalafna bass one God? I don’t think it’s enough we need many specially one with many arms like Shiva of the Hindus for multitasking. I mean that deity is awesome. Think about it. He can wash dishes in one hand while typing on the keyboard on the other all the while punching Netanyahu kell ma fatah temmo although he does not speak as much as Nasrallah 😛

    2. Walid Khouri Avatar
      Walid Khouri

      One Lebanon, One people ma khtalafna bass one God? I don’t think it’s enough we need many specially one with many arms like Shiva of the Hindus for multitasking. I mean that deity is awesome. Think about it. He can wash dishes in one hand while typing on the keyboard on the other all the while punching Netanyahu kell ma fatah temmo although he does not speak as much as Nasrallah 😛

    3. Walid Khouri Avatar
      Walid Khouri

      One Lebanon, One people ma khtalafna bass one God? I don’t think it’s enough we need many specially one with many arms like Shiva of the Hindus for multitasking. I mean that deity is awesome. Think about it. He can wash dishes in one hand while typing on the keyboard on the other all the while punching Netanyahu kell ma fatah temmo although he does not speak as much as Nasrallah 😛

    4. Walid Khouri Avatar
      Walid Khouri

      One Lebanon, One people ma khtalafna bass one God? I don’t think it’s enough we need many specially one with many arms like Shiva of the Hindus for multitasking. I mean that deity is awesome. Think about it. He can wash dishes in one hand while typing on the keyboard on the other all the while punching Netanyahu kell ma fatah temmo although he does not speak as much as Nasrallah 😛

  17. Tony A Avatar

    you pay for the scotch ya habeebi and i will gladly pay for some farareej and a big maza ya khayye.

    this is what i’m talking about, a maronite and a durzi getting along. who cares about the political parties, they’re all greedy and they love causing strife to gather support for their existence.

    actually ya habeebi ya walid, when you explained tome via private email as to the foundations of the maronite philosophy, i actually like the maronite thought process.

    thank you for that and stop whining lol 🙂 and come to lebanon habeebi lets go downtown and enjoy the great food together and leave the politics to the politicans.

    one lebanon one people one god

  18. Walid Khouri Avatar
    Walid Khouri

    Now honestly look at this plane. Aal God Bless you aal…

    May be they will run over another poor guy on the runway like last time and collect his remnants off the landing front wheels. No matter, after all he is no royalty.

    A dictator, and a King who has been ruling for eternity are coming to teach Suleiman how to rule forever…

    NO head of a state should be left in power more that 6 years…

  19. Walid Khouri Avatar
    Walid Khouri

    Now honestly look at this plane. Aal God Bless you aal…

    May be they will run over another poor guy on the runway like last time and collect his remnants off the landing front wheels. No matter, after all he is no royalty.

    A dictator, and a King who has been ruling for eternity are coming to teach Suleiman how to rule forever…

    NO head of a state should be left in power more that 6 years…

    1. Tony A Avatar

      totally agree with you walid. presidents should always be elected but you are aware that saudi had elections pre 60s until the british installed a jewish tribe (yahood khaybar) in power and all democracy ceased to exist right?

      1. I am a Canadian-born citizen and I do not believe in democracy. It is a failed and weak concept that removes progression from any political equation.

      2. I am a Canadian-born citizen and I do not believe in democracy. It is a failed and weak concept that removes progression from any political equation.

      3. I am a Canadian-born citizen and I do not believe in democracy. It is a failed and weak concept that removes progression from any political equation.

      4. I am a Canadian-born citizen and I do not believe in democracy. It is a failed and weak concept that removes progression from any political equation.

      5. Walid Khouri Avatar
        Walid Khouri

        I think Joe wants to become king…

        So what are you saying? People should not have the right to rule themselves? You MUST have Syrian blood in you. Apparently It does not matter even if you were born in Albuquerque you are still a Homsi moron.

      6. Walid Khouri Avatar
        Walid Khouri

        I think Joe wants to become king…

        So what are you saying? People should not have the right to rule themselves? You MUST have Syrian blood in you. Apparently It does not matter even if you were born in Albuquerque you are still a Homsi moron.

      7. Walid Khouri Avatar
        Walid Khouri

        I think Joe wants to become king…

        So what are you saying? People should not have the right to rule themselves? You MUST have Syrian blood in you. Apparently It does not matter even if you were born in Albuquerque you are still a Homsi moron.

      8. Walid Khouri Avatar
        Walid Khouri

        I think Joe wants to become king…

        So what are you saying? People should not have the right to rule themselves? You MUST have Syrian blood in you. Apparently It does not matter even if you were born in Albuquerque you are still a Homsi moron.

    2. Tony A Avatar

      totally agree with you walid. presidents should always be elected but you are aware that saudi had elections pre 60s until the british installed a jewish tribe (yahood khaybar) in power and all democracy ceased to exist right?

    3. Tony A Avatar

      totally agree with you walid. presidents should always be elected but you are aware that saudi had elections pre 60s until the british installed a jewish tribe (yahood khaybar) in power and all democracy ceased to exist right?

    4. Tony A Avatar

      totally agree with you walid. presidents should always be elected but you are aware that saudi had elections pre 60s until the british installed a jewish tribe (yahood khaybar) in power and all democracy ceased to exist right?

  20. Walid Khouri Avatar
    Walid Khouri

    Now honestly look at this plane. Aal God Bless you aal…

    May be they will run over another poor guy on the runway like last time and collect his remnants off the landing front wheels. No matter, after all he is no royalty.

    A dictator, and a King who has been ruling for eternity are coming to teach Suleiman how to rule forever…

    NO head of a state should be left in power more that 6 years…

  21. Walid Khouri Avatar
    Walid Khouri

    Now honestly look at this plane. Aal God Bless you aal…

    May be they will run over another poor guy on the runway like last time and collect his remnants off the landing front wheels. No matter, after all he is no royalty.

    A dictator, and a King who has been ruling for eternity are coming to teach Suleiman how to rule forever…

    NO head of a state should be left in power more that 6 years…

  22. michael Avatar

    Hi Joe, this is the most stupid thing I ever heard on this site. It is really very stupid to the point that you deserve The Razzie Award. Dear Joe, what your father and mother do for living? do they beat you evryday? I really think this is very strange for a person born in canada to think like you. Anyway you won the most idiot comment on this site. Keep on doing this and you will be as idiot as the Supreme idiot of Iran or the Assassin of syria which also despise democracy.

  23. michael Avatar

    Hi Joe, this is the most stupid thing I ever heard on this site. It is really very stupid to the point that you deserve The Razzie Award. Dear Joe, what your father and mother do for living? do they beat you evryday? I really think this is very strange for a person born in canada to think like you. Anyway you won the most idiot comment on this site. Keep on doing this and you will be as idiot as the Supreme idiot of Iran or the Assassin of syria which also despise democracy.

  24. michael Avatar

    Hi Joe, this is the most stupid thing I ever heard on this site. It is really very stupid to the point that you deserve The Razzie Award. Dear Joe, what your father and mother do for living? do they beat you evryday? I really think this is very strange for a person born in canada to think like you. Anyway you won the most idiot comment on this site. Keep on doing this and you will be as idiot as the Supreme idiot of Iran or the Assassin of syria which also despise democracy.

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