Iran ambassador praises Maronite Patriarch’s role in Lebanon

BEIRUT: Iran’s ambassador to Lebanon Mohammad Fathali praised Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai over his role in helping maintain “security and stability” in the country.

Fathali, who visited the Christian leader at his home in Bkirki to wish him holiday greetings, also underlined what he said were healthy relations between Tehran and the “Christian brethren in Lebanon.”

Rai and Fathali also discussed the recent developments in Lebanon and the region, according to a statement posted on the National News Agency.

Rai also received Egypt’s charge d’affaires to Lebanon Mohammad Badreddine Zayed, who highlighted Egypt’s eagerness to safeguard the “coexistence model” in Lebanon. Zayed also expressed hope to see a new Lebanese president elected soon.

By Daily Star


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