Aoun: Lebanon keen on best ties with Arab states

President Michel Aoun on Wednesday maintained Lebanon's keenness on establishing the best relations with the Arab states, stressing that Lebanon cannot be an arena to interfere in the internal affairs of any Arab country. Aoun made these remarks during...

President Michel Aoun on Wednesday maintained Lebanon's keenness on establishing the best relations with the Arab states, stressing that Lebanon cannot be an arena to interfere in the internal affairs of any Arab country.

Aoun made these remarks during his meeting at Baabda palace with the Ambassadors of the United Arab Emirates (Hamad Shamsi) and Egypt (Nazih al-Najjari), as well as the Charge d'Affaires of the Saudi Embassy in Beirut Walid al-Bukhari.

Talks with the diplomats touched on the latest developments in Lebanon and the broader Arab region, in addition to the bilateral relations.

"Lebanon always calls for rapprochement and solidarity among the Arab brothers," Aoun told his guests, reiterating that dialogue preserves a unified Arab position.

The President also hailed the role played by the Lebanese living in the Gulf and Egypt, in terms of their contribution to the development of those states' economies.

Moreover, Aoun called the diplomats to urge their countries to provide assistance in securing a safe return of the displaced Syrians to their homeland.

Separately, Aoun met with Finnish Ambassador to Lebanon, Matti Lassila, over the ties between Lebanon and Finland, and the role assumed by the Finnish contingent within the UNIFIL.

Source: National News Agency