The Prime Minister of the Lebanon Mr. Rashid Al-Solh, visited Syria on Saturday (14 December)?
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Background: The Prime Minister of the Lebanon Mr. Rashid Al-Solh, visited Syria on Saturday (14 December) for talks with the Syrian Prime Minister, Mr. Mahmoud Ayoubi and the President of Syria, Mr. Hafez Al-Assad.
Mr. Ayoubi met Mr. Solh at the Lebanese-Syrian border, then the two leaders went on to the Rawda Palace, Damascus.
Mr. Solh had two rounds of talks, centred on bi-lateral relations between the two countries and Israeli attacks against the Lebanon. In the first round he discussed these points with president Al-Assad and in the second with Mr. Ayoubi.
On his return to Beirut Mr. Solh commented on the talks and syrian reaction to the recent Israeli actions: "The Syrians appreciated Lebanon's situation" he said, and its circumstances in the light of Israeli attacks and expressed their readiness to meet any demands."