House Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Thursday welcomed at the second presidency headquarters in Ain el-Tineh, a French delegation comprising Frédéric Mondoloni, Director General of Political Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alice Rufo, Director General of International and Strategic Relations at the Ministry of Defense, Emmanuel Souka, Deputy Director of North Africa and the Middle East at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and French Ambassador to Lebanon, Hervé Magro.
Also present at the meeting was Speaker Berri’s Advisor, Dr. Mahmoud Berri.
Discussions reportedly touched on the general situation in Lebanon and the region, in light of Israel’s continued aggression against Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.
Berri stressed to the delegation ‘commitment to full implementation of Resolution 1701,” stressing ”the necessity of strengthening the Lebanese army, and cooperating with UNIFIL forces.”
Soeaker Berri later received at Ain el-Tineh, the Iraqi Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Abbas Jabr al-Maliki, and the a
ccompanying delegation, in the presence of the Head of the Iraqi Mission in Lebanon, Amin al-Nasrawi, and the Lebanese Ambassador to Iraq, Ali Habhab. Discussions reportedly dwelt on the general situation and bilateral relations between the two countries, especially the agricultural cooperation program between Lebanon and Iraq.
This afternoon, Berri received the Minister of Health of the Republic of Latvia, Dr. Hossam Abu Merhi, in the presence of the Latvian Consul to Lebanon, Gerard Renno.
The general situation and the bilateral relations between the two countries featured high on their talks.
Source: National News Agency – Lebanon