"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Saturday, October 01, 2016

Hariri to Kick Off Trip to Ankara, Russia and Saudi Arabia- Naharnet

Al-Mustaqbal Movement chief ex-PM Saad Hariri is scheduled to leave Beirut and kick off a trip that will include Saudi Arabia, As Safir daily reported on Saturday.
Hariri's trip comes after extensive meetings with various political figures in an attempt to find a solution for the over two-year vacuum at the top state Christian post.
His trip, that will include Saudi Arabia, is expected to fall in the same context and focus on the thorny file of the presidency.
Al-Liwaa daily said that Hariri will visit Saudi Arabia and Ankara and that a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin has been scheduled to take place on Tuesday.
Hariri had held on Friday a much-anticipated meeting with Free Patriotic Movement founder MP Michel Aoun in Rabieh, shortly after he held talks in Maarab with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea.
Following talks with Hariri earlier in the day, Geagea had announced that the “the gap has started to narrow” regarding the presidential file.
Since Monday, Hariri has met with Marada Movement chief MP Suleiman Franjieh, Kataeb Party leader MP Sami Gemayel, Progressive Socialist Party chief MP Walid Jumblat and Speaker Nabih Berri.