Hariri receives Egyptian ambassador, Australian delegation

Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri received on Monday at the “Center House” the Egyptian Ambassador to Lebanon Mohammad Badreddine Zayed.

After the meeting, Ambassador Zayed said: “We are always keen to meet with Premier Hariri, and we discussed with him the regional and Lebanese situation. We had a deep discussion on the latest developments in Lebanon and ways to end the presidential vacuum. We also tackled the Egyptian-Lebanese relations, the regional situation, and their impact on the stability in Lebanon”.

Premier Hariri also received the deputy head of the Kataeb Party, former Minister Salim al-Sayegh, and discussed with him the general situation and developments in the country.

Separately, Hariri met with a parliamentary delegation representing Australia’s Labor Party, headed by the Leader of the Opposition in New South Wales and Shadow Minister for Western Sydney, Luke Foley, in the presence of the Australian Ambassador to Lebanon Glenn Miles.

After the meeting, Foley said: “It is a great honor to meet today in Beirut with Premier Saad Hariri. I visited this morning Martyr Square and the grave of Martyr Rafic Hariri. I passed on to Saad Hariri my best wishes and the hope of everyone in the Australian labor party and Australia for the successful resolution of the Presidential deadlock in Lebanon as the basis for moving the country forward. I announced last month at the dinner of the Future Movement in Sydney that I will travel to Lebanon. And to meet today with Premier Hariri is a great honor for me. I thanked Saad Hariri for the assistance that the Future Movement members of parliament, in the north, gave me just this past weekend, hosting us at receptions in Denniyeh and Mennieh. So many Australians are from the North, from Denniyeh and Mennieh. The friendship between the Future Movement and the Australian Labor Party is a very strong one and Premier Hariri honored us today by receiving us at his home here in Beirut.”

Source: National News Agency

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