Geagea skipped the Bkirki summit for security reasons


Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea did not attend the the Christian summit at Bkirki on Friday for purely security reasons but prior to the summit a bilateral meeting was held between the Lebanese Forces and Free Patriotic Movement to discuss the electoral law issue according to local reports .

The meeting which was chaired by Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai, was attended by FPM leader MP Michel Aoun, Phalange Party leader Amin Gemayel, and Marada Movement chief MP Suleiman Franjieh.

Al-Akhbar was told by the Lebanese Forces that its leader did not attend the meeting for “purely security reasons that Maronite patriarch is fully aware of.”

Geagea survived an assassination attempt last April at his residence in Maareb.

“The meeting discussed the Orthodox Gathering’s draft electoral law in addition to other proposals that secure fair Christian representation,” New television reported on Friday.

Sources of Al Akhbar also said that the talks were not limited to the electoral draft-law, but they also addressed various issues in Lebanon including the Baabda Declaration and the Syrian refugees in Lebanon.