Larriera: Lebanon must strengthen its stability and elect a president

Thu 07 Jul 2016 at 12:22 Politics
NNA - "The Argentine authorities want Lebanon to strengthen stability in the Middle East, elect a president as soon as possible and establish lasting peace," said the Ambassador of Argentina Ricardo Larriera.


The diplomat held a reception at the Intercontinental Phoenicia hotel on the occasion of the Independence Day of Argentina, in the presence of representatives of Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Tammam Salam, MP Elie Aoun and Minister Sejaan Azzi, Information Minister, Ramzi Jreige, Deputies Gilberte Zouein, Nehmtallah Abi Nasr and a host of personalities, representatives and diplomats.


"After the presidential elections of 2015, a new democratic government was formed. The Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra visited Lebanon in May 2016 and met a large number of officials. She also granted humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees and Lebanese who have welcomed them," he said, noting the good relationship between Lebanon and Argentina.


Larriera finally thanked "the thousands of Lebanese who emigrated to Argentina in 1870 and their constructive and fruitful contribution in the development of the country."



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