UAE keen on stability of Lebanon: Khalifa
AL AIN - The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Lebanese President General Michel Suleiman held talks in the presence of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at Al Rawdha Palace in Al Ain on Wednesday.
Shaikh Khalifa welcomed the Lebanese President and the delegation accompanying him, and hoped the visit will promote bilateral relations. He hailed the special bond between the leaderships and peoples of the two countries. The leaders exchanged views on a number of issues in the light of regional and international developments.]
Shaikh Khalifa and Shaikh Mohammed holding talks with Lebanese President Suleiman in Al Ain on Wednesday. — Wam
The President asserted the UAE’s keenness to see the people of Lebanon achieve security and stability, and to promote opportunities and efforts to achieve growth and prosperity in Lebanon.
“We are always solicitous to achieve the best by expanding the prospects of joint cooperation and benefit from the opportunities existing in both countries to serve mutual interests and welfare of both peoples,” Shaikh Khalifa said.
The Lebanese President expressed happiness over the opportunity to visit the UAE and meet President Shaikh Khalifa. He praised the UAE’s unwavering stand towards Lebanon that reflect the prudent vision and policy of its leadership. He also noted the great support UAE lends Lebanon in different situations.
President Suleiman said the UAE is a model in the region with its comprehensive civilizational achievements, thanks to its wise leadership. He wished the UAE further progress and prosperity at all levels.
The President and the Lebanese leader assured their support for all efforts to achieve security and stability in the Middle East and to strengthen the chances of peace by respecting international resolutions.
The President hosted a banquet lunch in honour of the Lebanese President and his delegation.
Suleiman was later seen off by the Ruler’s Representative in the Eastern Region Shaikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Undersecretary of the Diwan of the Ruler’s Representative in the Eastern Region Shaikh Hazza bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan and Lebanese Embassy Charge d’Affairs Farah Al Khatib.
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