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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 

Lebanon and Syria normalise relations

The Lebanese and Syrian Foreign Ministers have finally signed an agreement to recognise and respect each other's sovereignty and independence.
 
The two men have met in Damascus. It opens the way for the formal demarcation of the border and opening of embassies. They are two of the French and American demands hanging over Syria.

I guess Bashar felt he didn't have a choice once Suleiman sent Lebanese troops to occupy the part of the Shebaa Farms evacuated by Israel, but claimed by Syria. Normalized relations and demarcation of the border is the price for Lebanon's withdrawal.

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