Mattarella expresses certainty that Lebanon will find solution to elect president

Italian President Sergio Mattarella expressed utter confidence that Lebanon is capable of overcoming all difficulties, saying he is fully certain that Lebanese will find a way to elect a new president of the republic.

President Mattarella was speaking on Friday afternoon upon arrival at Rafic Hariri International Airport, aboard a helicopter which transferred him from south Lebanon in the wake of inspecting his Country’s contingent operating within UNIFIL.

Mattarella is to wind up his lighting visit to Beirut this evening.

Mattarella expressed admiration of Lebanon as a role model of coexistence among sects and an exemplary of democracy in the region.

In reply to a question, Mattarella underlined the dire need for assisting Lebanon by the international community notably in addressing the pressing Syrian refugee crisis, saying that Italy will abide by its commitment in this regard.

Source: National News Agency

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