Bassil welcomes Schenker, invites Americans to invest in energy and oil

Wed 11 Sep 2019 at 20:02 Politics

NNA - Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil received Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker, accompanied by US Ambassador Elizabeth Richard.

The meeting, which lasted about an hour, was followed by a closed session with Richard.

The atmosphere of the meeting was more than excellent, as reported by the NNA field correspondent.

Minister Bassil invited the Americans "to invest in the energy and oil sectors," and confirmed "Lebanon's adherence to resolution 1701 and to calm and stability in the South."

Bassil also underlined Lebanon's keenness on preserving the best relations with the United States, uttering appreciation to what it offers to the country at more than one level.

Schenker, who listened to the Lebanese stance, stressed his country's keenness on calm and on abide by its initiative to demarcate the border.


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