The treaty was designed by the President of the Parliament, Hussein El-Husseini, and negotiated in Ta`if, Saudi Arabia, by the surviving members of the 1972 Lebanese parliament.  The agreement came into force with active mediation by Saudi Arabia, the discreet participation of the United States and the influence behind the scenes of Syria.  Within six months of the approval of the agreement in the National Assembly, all militias would have been dissolved. The agreement was approved on 22 October 1989 by 58 deputies (out of 62 MPs) at a solemn meeting in Taif. Under the agreement, all armed groups must be disbanded in early 1990. The power-sharing regime of the Taif Agreement was implemented in 1992. D. The problem of evacuees in Lebanon must be fundamentally resolved and the right of every Lebanese displaced since 1975 to return to the place from which they were deported is recognized. Legislation is passed to guarantee this right and to ensure reconstruction funds. Considering that the objective of the Lebanese State is to spread its authority over all Lebanese territories by its own forces, represented primarily by the internal security forces, and in view of the fraternal relations that bind Syria to the authority of the Lebanese State within a specified period of more than two years, starting with the ratification of the Charter of the National Agreement.
, election of the President of the Republic, formation of the national cabinet agreement, and the adoption of constitutional political reforms. At the end of this period, the two governments – the Syrian government and the Lebanese government of the National Agreement – decided to redistribute Syrian forces to Al-Biq`a from Dahr al-Baydar to the Hammana-al-Mudayrij-`Ayn`Ayn Darah line and, if necessary, on other points that must be defined by a common Lebanese and Syrian military committee. The two governments also reach an agreement to determine the strength and duration of the presence of the Syrian armed forces in the aforementioned area and to establish the relations of these forces with the Lebanese authorities, when the armed forces are present.