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The Lebanese President receives Sameh Shoukry at the start of his visit to Beirut



Lebanese President Michel Aoun received, on Wednesday, at Baabda Palace, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, at the start of his visit to Lebanon.


This was announced by Ambassador Ahmed Hafez, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through his account on the social networking site "Twitter".

 

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry arrived in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, this Wednesday morning, on a visit during which he will meet with senior Lebanese officials and leaders.


The Minister of Foreign Affairs was received at Rafik Hariri International Airport (Beirut Airport), Lebanese Foreign Minister Charbel Wahba, Egypt's Ambassador to Lebanon Dr. Yasser Alawi, and members of the Egyptian diplomatic mission.


The Foreign Minister is accompanied by a delegation that includes Ambassador Nazih Al-Najari, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Adviser Mohamed Atef at the Foreign Ministry.


Sameh Shoukry’s visit comes within the framework of the Egyptian efforts to urge the Lebanese political factions to speed up the formation of the "rescue government", in light of the Egyptian political leadership's great concern for Lebanon's stability and overcoming the crises it is currently going through.


Shukry’s visit includes a series of meetings that begin with talks with Lebanese President Michel Aoun, then Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, and another meeting with the Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Mar Bashara Boutros al-Rahi, then head of the Progressive Socialist Party Walid Jumblatt.


The foreign minister's meetings also include the head of the Lebanese Phalangist Party Sami Gemayel, and the head of the Marada Movement, Suleiman Franjieh, in addition to a phone call he made with the head of the Lebanese Forces Party, Samir Geagea, after the meeting between them was not possible in light of the latter's infection with the Corona virus recently.


Shukry concludes his visit with a meeting with Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, followed by a press conference prior to his departure from Beirut.

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