LEBANON SPEAKER WARNS OF REGIONAL FRAGMENTATION

NowLebanon
Nov 27 2012

Lebanon's speaker of parliament warned during a banquet held in
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan's honor that the entire region is
"menaced by fragmentation and division."

"The entire region is menaced by fragmentation and division and
is witnessing ethnic and factional explosions," Nabih Berri said
on Tuesday.

Berri added that "Lebanon and Armenia have many things in common,
and Lebanon has always been a second home to the Armenians."

Meanwhile, the Armenian president said that "Lebanese-Armenian
relations are ones of friendship because the two countries are related
to one another."

"We will always remember the support that the Lebanese people provided
to the Armenians."

Sargsyan described the Arab world as entering a "complicated
transitional phase" and said that "Armenia is worried about the Syrian
people's fate."

The Armenian president reiterated his country's call for a "cessation
of the blood shedding" in Syria.

Sargsyan was visiting Lebanon for a two-day state visit that began
on Monday.

-NOW Lebanon

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