FPM leader and Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil visited the Chouf towns on Sunday after a FPM delegation, composed of Elie Haddad and Paul Aoun, visited PSP leader Walid Jumblatt in Clemenceau to inform him of the visit and ask him to be part of it.
The tour started at Naameh, then Damour, Deir al-Qamar, Maaser Beit Din, Majd al-Maouch, al-Barouq, al-Fraydis, Maaser al-Chouf, Hasrut and Chehim.
Bassil called for “restoring balance” in Chouf, which contains Druze and Christian towns, as Druze leader MP Walid Jumblat welcomed the FPM leader’s “very important ” visit to the region.
“Chouf will return to its strength and unity when the natural balance returns to it, and the electoral law will restore your right in representation.”Bassil said.
The minister also tackled in his speech the new electoral law and stressed the fact that the true reconciliation comes normally as a result of the people’s choices during the elections. “The electoral law will do justice to Chouf, because this region has always been built upon consensus.”
During the tour, Minister Bassil laid a wreath on the tomb of Rachid Bek Nakhleh, the composer of the Lebanese National Anthem.
Hala Hayek Najjar