AOUN RECEIVES WRITTEN LETTER FROM RUSSIAN PRESIDENT, FURTHER INDEPENDENCE CONGRATULATORY CABLES FROM PRESIDENTS AND HEADS OF STATES

Russian President Vladimir Putin affirmed "Russia's permanent commitment to support the sovereignty and unity of Lebanon and its welcome to efforts aimed at ensuring stability and national consensus”.President Putin's position came in a written messag...

Russian President Vladimir Putin affirmed "Russia's permanent commitment to support the sovereignty and unity of Lebanon and its welcome to efforts aimed at ensuring stability and national consensus”.

President Putin's position came in a written message received by President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, this afternoon at Baabda Palace, from the Russian ambassador to Lebanon, Ambassador Alexander Rudakov, who discussed with President Aoun the Lebanese-Russian relations and means of developing them in all fields.

The following is the text of President Putin's letter:

“Your Excellency the President,

I am pleased to offer you heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of the National Day of the Lebanese Republic - Independence Day. Relations between Russia and Lebanon are based on a tradition of friendship and mutual respect. I am assured that continuing constructive bilateral engagement is fully compatible with the interests of our two peoples and enhances peace and security in the Middle East.

I would like to affirm Russia's permanent commitment to support the sovereignty and unity of Lebanon, and its welcome to efforts aimed at ensuring stability and national consensus in your country.

I wish Your Excellency good health and good luck to the citizens”.

Congratulatory telegrams:

In addition, President Aoun received more congratulatory telegrams from presidents and heads of states, on the occasion of the seventy-seventh anniversary of Lebanese independence.

In this context, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sent President Aoun congratulating President Aoun, a congratulation telegram:

“In the name of the State of Palestine and its people, and on my own behalf, we are pleased to present to your Excellency, and through you, to the brotherly Lebanese people, our heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of your glorious Independence Day celebration, wishing to achieve all what you seek with goals and aspirations. I would also like to express, on this good occasion, our pride in the strong brotherly relations that unite our peoples and our countries, and our appreciation for your fraternal stances in support of our people and our just cause in order to achieve freedom, independence and sovereignty over our Palestinian land and its capital, Jerusalem, relying on continuing and strengthening your efforts to achieve this noble goal .

Please accept our best wishes to your Excellency for good health, happiness and success, and for the Lebanese Republic and its brotherly people for prosperity”.

Congratulation cables were also sent by Spanish Monarch Philip VI and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.-

Source: National News Agency