Monday, November 7, 2016
Lebanese President Receives Syrian Counterpart’s Envoy
November 7, 2016
Lebanese President Michel Aoun received at Baabda Palace on Monday a Syrian delegation headed by the Minister of Presidential Affairs of Syria, Mansour Azzam, who relayed President Bashar Assad’s felicitations to Aoun and assertion that Syria does not plan to open a new page in relations with Lebanon.
“We continue on the same page of constant and balanced ties,” Azzam told the press, adding that there wasn’t an old page for a new page to begin.
“The main thing is the common interests of both countries, including stability and security,” he said, adding that as long as Lebanon and Syria identify ‘Israel’ and terrorism as their common enemy, then both countries were on the same boat.
Azzam told the press that Aoun confirmed the deep ties between both countries and their peoples, and the “deep brotherly relation between [Aoun] and President Bashar Assad.”
Separately the President of the Republic convened with former President Michel Sleiman, who said after the meeting that he urged Aoun to continue on the path of Baabda Declaration.
Among Baabda visitors today were former Minister Marwan Charbel and Secretary General of the Lebanese-Syrian higher Council, Nasri Khoury.