Lebanese PM: reconciliation with Syria serves interests of both countries
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Wednesday the aim of the reconciliation with Syria "is to serve the interests of both countries", Xinhua reported.
In an interview with "Monte Carlo Doualiya" radio and "France 24" TV, distributed by Hariri's press office in Beirut, Hariri explained that his recent visit to Syria in December, came in the framework of building a state-to-state relationship.
"This is what I agreed on with President Bashar al-Assad, who is keen on building such a relationship, and we are in continuous contact," Hariri added.
The Lebanese PM said that the two leaders discussed all subjects in a very positive way, and raised issues related to the agreements between the two countries, the delineation of the borders and economic issues.
"When things are ready, I will visit Syria again to sign many agreements and improve the relationship," said Hariri.
Hariri denied any possibility of a compromise regarding the Special Tribunal for Lebanon established to try suspects that planned, facilitated and executed the assassination of his father, former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in Beirut on Feb. 14, 2005.
Syria is suspected of being involved in the killing, but Damascus has constantly denied the accusation.
Saad Hariri paid a landmark visit to Damascus last December, pledging with Syrian president to open new prospects on bilateral relations.
The prime minister's visit to Syria ends nearly five years of bitterness with Damascus.