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BUKHARI VISITS RAHI: TO PUT NATIONAL INTEREST ABOVE ALL OTHERS

NNA – Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Rahi, received this Friday the ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Lebanon, Walid Bukhari, with whom he discussed an array of local and regional issues.

Ambassador Bukhari wished “to give priority to the supreme national interest in Lebanon and put it over any individual interest that prevents finding effective solutions that restore stability, security and prosperity to Lebanon,” underscoring “the role of the Patriarch as a guarantor in the Lebanese national life, which is reflected in his tireless efforts in the interest of Lebanon at these times.”

Rahi, in turn, stressed “the need to maintain good relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” hoping to “reconsider the decision it [KSA] took to suspend the export of Lebanese agricultural products to Saudi Arabia.”

In this context, Ambassador Bukhari affirmed that “efforts are being made to resolve all matters that led to this decision.”

 

Source: National News Agency-Lebanon

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