Kataeb leader Samy Gemayel on Tuesday met with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, David Satterfield, with talks featuring high on the latest developments in Lebanon and the region.
Following the meeting, Satterfield said that the U.S. wishes to see some real stability and security in Lebanon, stressing that these two depend on national choices, not those imposed by others.
“Lebanon has long suffered from conflicts and ideologies disseminated on its land from abroad."
“This situation must change and serious decisions must be taken to make that happen," Satterfield urged. "The U.S. will do its best to support Lebanon’s national options."
The meeting, held at the Kataeb's headquarter in Saifi, was attended by U.S. Ambassador Elizabeth Richard, Kataeb's Vice President Salim Sayegh, former Minister Alain Hakim and International Secretary Marwan Abdallah.