Arab committee makes two proposals to end Lebanon crisis

May 20th, 2008 - 11:09 pm ICT by admin  

Doha, May 20 (DPA) Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Bin Abduallah al-Mahmoud said Tuesday that the Arab ministerial committee made two proposals for Lebanon’s ruling majority and the opposition to solve their political stand-off. At a press conference in Doha, al-Mahmoud said that the Arab committee considered the two proposals as the “ideal solution” to solve the crisis.

Al-Mahmoud did not divulge the contents of the proposals, saying he could not do so as long as the Lebanese factions had not yet agreed on them.

He said that one of the Lebanese factions, whom he did not identify, has demanded some time to examine the recommendations and decide on them.

Al-Mahmoud said that another press conference is scheduled to be held Wednesday, for the Lebanese rivals to give their reply.

The Lebanese delegates - three from the government and three from the Hezbollah-led opposition - have been meeting in Doha since last Friday in a bid to resolve the political impasse and to ease the tensions running high after bloody sectarian fighting claimed 82 lives two weeks ago.

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