Mufti Derian broaches general situation with Saudi Ambassador

Mufti Derian broaches general situation with Saudi Ambassador

| Wednesday 25 January 2023

Source: NNA 

Grand Mufti of the Lebanese Republic, Sheikh Abdul Latif Derian, on Wednesday welcomed Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon, Waleed Bukhari, accompanied by the head of the economic affairs department at the embassy, Marwan Saleh.

The visit was an occasion to discuss the Lebanese situation, during which they emphasized the importance of the success of the efforts aimed at achieving the presidential election, as a starting point for resolving the successive Lebanese crises.

Ambassador Bukhari hoped that Lebanon and the Lebanese would enjoy security, stability and advancement of institutions, so that Lebanon would return to its previous status of being an oasis of freedom and its brightening national and Arab role in the region.

Mufti Derian, in turn, thanked the leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its embrace of Arab and Islamic issues, including the situation in Lebanon, stressing that "Lebanon was and will remain supportive to its Arab brethrens who will not abandon it, especially in these difficult circumstances that Lebanon is going through."

The Grand Mufti also underlined that electing a president of the republic is the top priority to get Lebanon out of its crisis.

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