BEIRUT, Lebanon, – Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, received at the Centre House, Qatari Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, as an envoy of Qatari Emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, at the head of a delegation, accompanied by Qatar’s ambassador to Lebanon, Ali bin Hamad Al Marri, in the presence of the Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Nouhad Machnouk, advisers Bassem Sabeh and Ghattas Khoury, and Hariri’s chief of staff, Nader Hariri.

The meeting focused on the latest developments in Lebanon and the region, as well as, bilateral relations between the two countries.

Upon leaving, the Qatari minister said, “We will pursue our support for our brothers in Lebanon and the Lebanese government, and we wish them all the best, we are very confident that a strong government will be formed and would be supportive of the Lebanese people and all the Arab peoples.”

Prime Minister Hariri was asked about his opinion regarding the Gulf delegations visiting Lebanon. He replied, “This shows that the Gulf is open towards returning to Lebanon. In fact, it did not leave Lebanon, but there were crisis in Lebanon because of the presidential vacancy, and there was no political decision. Today we witness, after the election of President Michel Aoun, that there is hope in Lebanon and the Lebanese have faith in their country. The Gulf States hope that this country is able to stand on its feet.”

Asked about the steps required from the government to correct the Lebanese-Gulf relations, Hariri said, “There is no doubt that we will turn the page. The cloud passed and the President is keen on the relations with all Arab countries, especially with the Gulf countries, and hopefully he will visit these countries and so will we.”

Source: Nam News Network