NNA - Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Rahi, received on Friday at the summer patriarchal seat in Diman, U.N. Resident Humanitarian Coordinator in Lebanon, Philippe Lazzarini, with whom he held a tour d'horizon on most recent developments.
Discussions covered the dire need for a swift government formation to address the pressing socio-economic situation and current challenges.
Both men also discussed the role of the United Nations in supporting the return of the displaced Syrians to their homeland and preserving their basic rights.
On the other hand, Rahi met with Argentine's Ambassador to Lebanon, Mauricio Alice, with talks between the pair reportedly touching on the current regional and international situation, the bilateral ties between the two countries, and the issue of the displaced Syrians.
At noon, the Patriarch received Lebanon's Ambassador to Jordan Tracey Chamoun, with whom he broached the current situation of the Lebanese community in Jordan.
================== Lina Younis