Sources at Baabda Palace said the next National Dialogue session, the last round of which was held in September, was scheduled for Jan. 7 of next year. This week’s session had been scheduled for Thursday.
El partido-milicia chií libanés Hezbolá ha afirmado este viernes que la petición formulada por el opositor Movimiento 14 de Marzo para que el primer ministro,Najib Mikati, presente su dimisión y se conforme un Gobierno neutral de salvación "no son realistas", al tiempo que ha subrayado que "se opone a la obstrucción de las instituciones del Estado", en referencia al boicot lanzado por la coalición opositora.
Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday visited the Baabda Presidential Palace and met with Lebanon’s top political and religious leaders during the second day of his thre-day visit to the country.
The pontiff was greeted by President Michel Suleiman and his wife at the entrance of the palace.
Following the meeting with Suleiman, the pope also held talks with Prime Minister Najib Miqati and Speaker Nabih Berri.
He later met with Lebanon’s religious leaders representing the different sects that constitute Lebanon’s religious makeup.