Minister of Youth and Sports Talal Arslan of Lebanon

Arslan has a bachelor's degree in political science from George Washington University and a master's degree in from the American University of Beirut.
10:00 Finance Minister Shatah : The Dialogue talks should be confined to few participants and not be expanded and become too loose because this could lead to disputes that we can do without.
23:03 Nazih Abou Ibrahim a key member of the central council of the Lebanese Democratic Party told al Manar TV last night shortly after the explosion : The explosion is targeting our party and its historic role and the stand taken by the leader of the party ( Talal Arslan ) in protecting the unity of the mountain region.
Former Minister Talal Arslan said that eliminating the Christians from the state through a vacuum, or by imposing a president loyal to the prime minister is an attempt to change the face of Lebanon.
PSP leader MP Walid Jumblatt and Lebanese Democratic Party leader and Sports and Youth Minister Talal Arslan met on Monday night in Arslan’s residence in Khaldeh.
Lebanese Democratic Party leader Talal Arslan said Thursday the assassination of his top aide Saleh Aridi was aimed at sowing discord and destroying unity in the mountain.
Arslan said he will refer the assassination to the judicial council, Lebanon's highest court.
Talal Arslan is more or less allied with Hizbullah, though during the street battles in May when Hizbullah's militia entered the Chouf mountains (home turf of the Druze community) Talal Arslan and his men stood with Walid Jumblatt of the March 14 alliance and fought against Hizbullah.
plan to abolish political sectarianism in Lebanon.
the concept of liberty cannot be divided.
Arslan said the perpetrators were targeting unity and co-existence among the Lebanese people, calling Aridi a martyr and promising that the work he made on peace in Lebanon would continue.
The perpetrators were targeting "unity and coexistence" among the Druze and Lebanon, Arslan said after rushing back from a trip abroad Thursday.
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Beirut, (SANA)-Lebanese Minister of Youth and Sports, Head of the Lebanese Democratic Party Talal Arslan said Tuesday that Syria's care about the success of Lebanese national reconciliation didn't stop and Syria's efforts were behind the basic part of al-Doha agreement success.
That care was present in President Bashar al-Assad's approach to the Lebanese situation with a big confidence of the Lebanese people's capability of overcoming some foreign attempts to destabilize Lebanon," Arslan said during a press conference.
Lebanese Democratic Party leader and Minister Talal Arslan expressed on Friday his support for the efforts of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Change and Reform bloc leader MP General Michel Aoun, which the minister said would prevent division among the Christians of Lebanon.
On his relations with Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt, Arslan said the two Druze leaders would cooperate closely to prevent any conflict in Mount Lebanon and that he agreed with Jumblatt that “we should answer the question: What do the Druze want from the Resistance and Syria?â€‌ Arslan accused Jumblatt of leading the nation "back to trenches.
Arslan said he had agreed to broker a meeting to join Jumblatt and a Hezbollah delegation in Khaldeh, adding that Jumblatt had changed his mind to satisfy the Future Movement leader MP Saad Hariri.
Arslan described General Michel Aoun’s as a "historic leader.
He confirmed that Arslan was correct in saying that he had postponed a meeting with a Hezbollah delegation because Jumblatt was waiting for a meeting to first take place between Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Future Movement leader MP Saad Hariri.
Arslan said that Mount Lebanon would sustain its support for Hezbollah, reassuring that no one would ever try to stab the resistance movement in the back.
Youth and Sports Minister Talal Arslan has vowed to work hard "to fulfill some dreams" far from bickering which doesn't serve the nation's interest.
Despite the short mandate of the national unity government, "I will work hard to lead the ministry and youth and sports associations linked to it (to achieve) the best possible" results, Arslan said Wednesday.
Arslan said he will also seek to improve the ministry's budget and renovate the Camille Chamoun Sports City.
inferring that there was no change in attitude or mentality.
What you and I have started together on May 7 shall continue for the sake of the mountains and the nation, Arslan said in reference to Aridi's efforts toward consolidating peace in the Druze-controlled region.
Arslan has mediated a truce between PSP and Hizbullah fighters during last Mays clashes.
I insist on our common commitment with Jumblat to civil peace, Arslan said following talks with the Druze leader.
Youth and Sports Minister Talal Arslan has visited the National Sports Laboratory in Cuba where he was briefed on ways to carry out doping tests for athletes.
Visiting the laboratory is important "to benefit from the way it functions particularly that in Lebanon we started preparing" a draft law to fight the use of illegal substances by athletes, Arslan said in a press release by his media office.
Arslan met with Cuba's deputy foreign minister who announced the communist island's support for Lebanon.
Lebanese Democratic Party leader Talal Arslan said the crisis around the presidential election was directly tied to Taif Accord that ended the 1975-1990 Civil War.
He confirmed that Arslan was correct in saying that he had postponed a meeting with a Hezbollah delegation because Jumblatt was waiting for a meeting to first take place between Hezbollah Secretary-General.