Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea arrived in Cairo Saturday on a several-day official visit during which he is expected to hold talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Geagea kicked off his talks in Cairo by a meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit.

A statement issued by Geagea’s press office said that “the two sides lauded the efforts of the Lebanese government as to consolidating the current stability in Lebanon.”

“They considered that Lebanon’s stance at the (U.N.) Security Council is the normal Lebanese stance, given the structure of Lebanon and its role in the region and the world.”

The statement went on to say that “the two sides agreed on the importance of backing the legitimate authority and placing the decision of defending Lebanon inside the Lebanese Cabinet, especially amid this tough regional tribulation.”

“Abul Gheit reiterated Egypt’s full support for Lebanon, its legitimate authorities, the Taif Accord and the democracy and freedom in Lebanon.”