Aoun meets Polish PM in Baabda, receives invitation to visit Poland

Tue 13 Feb 2018 at 18:25 Politics

NNA - President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, on Tuesday welcomed at the Baabda palace Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, currently on an official visit to Lebanon.

President Aoun told the Polish PM that Lebanon looks forward to bolstering ties with Poland in all spheres, hailing the Polish experience in the fight against corruption.

Aoun welcomed the Polish companies' desire to partake in development and construction projects in Lebanon, including the field of oil and gas exploration.

The President briefed Morawiecki on the current situation in Lebanon and challenges facing the Lebanese at the current phase, particularly the Israeli threats against Lebanese waters and land, as well the impact of the Syrian displacement to Lebanon.

Aoun asked Poland in its capacity as member of the UN Security Council until 2019, to work within the United Nations to ensure the return of the displaced Syrians to their homeland after ensuring appropriate security conditions.

The President also informed Morawiecki of Lebanon's aspiration to be an international center for dialogue of religions, civilizations and cultures, soliciting Poland's support in this regard.

Morawiecki, for his part, conveyed to Aoun the greetings of the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, who wished him success in leading the country towards the safe shores.

The Polish PM also expressed his country's desire to bolster bilateral relations between the two countries, notably in the economic, social and trade fields. He proposed expanding cooperation between Lebanon and Poland by contributing to development projects, such as roads, electricity and oil, in addition to benefitting from the Polish experience in the fight against corruption.

Morawiecki also conveyed to Aoun an official invitation from his Polish counterpart to visit Poland.

The president duly accepted the invitation, whose date to be fixed later through diplomatic channels.

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