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Jumblatt discusses Damascus visit with Nasrallah

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah has met with Lebanon’s Druze leader Walid Jumblatt in Damascus as the country eyes rapprochement with neighboring Syria.

The talks between Nasrallah and Jumblatt focused on the latter’s visit to Syria and assessed his March 31 meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, said a Friday statement by Hezbollah.

The Lebanese lawmaker and the leader of Lebanon’s Progressive Socialists Party (PSP) thanked Nasrallah for his mediating role in making the visit possible.

The visit came in the wake of improvements in ties between Syria and Lebanon.

Jumblatt is known as one of Syria’s harshest critics, but in March he said he was ready to bury the hatchet.

During the meeting, both leaders reiterated their commitment to resistance against Israeli threats.

“They also agreed on enhancing the coordination efforts between Hezbollah and the PSP, in order to consolidate coexistence and national unity,” the statement added.

Jumblatt also called for cooperation between Hezbollah and the Lebanese army.

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