As reports emerge that “coordination at the military level might take place” between Lebanon and Syria, it has also been reported that around three Lebanese ministers "might make a trip to Syria to meet an invitation" of a Syrian official, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Monday.
“Minister of Agriculture Ghazi Zoaiter and Minister of Industry Hussein Hajj Hassan will travel to Syria on August 16 to meet the invitation of Syrian Minister of Economy and Trade,” said the daily.
“Lebanon's Minister of Finance, Ali Hassan Khalil, will later travel to Damascus at the invitation of Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis,” it added.
The daily said that “questions were raised as to whether these visits need approval from the council of ministers or would be considered as "private visits.””
Al-Mustaqbal bloc MP Samir al-Jisr told the VDL (100.5) Monday that he had ”no knowledge about the ministers' visit, but if it is true it must be a decision of the council of ministers.”