Lebanese, Syrian presidents discuss regional issues
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman and his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad discussed in a phone conversation Wednesday regional developments, including the latest Israeli assault on a Gaza international aid flotilla, Xinhua reported.
Suleiman's office announced in a statement that the Lebanese president called Assad "and tackled with him the latest developments regarding Israeli massacre on board of the Freedom Flotilla."
The two presidents went over Arab consultations prior to the Arab Foreign Ministers conference held Wednesday night in Cairo.
Suleiman and Assad also discussed bilateral relations between Lebanon and Syria.
The Israeli military confirmed at least 10 activists of different nationalities were killed after the Israeli navy stormed Monday a flotilla of six ships bound for the Gaza Strip. The flotilla was carrying humanitarian aid, including cement, water purification systems and wheelchairs.