President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, on Wednesday underlined Lebanon’s keenness to bolster ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran in all spheres, hailing Iran’s support to Lebanon at the international and regional platforms.
President Aoun’s fresh words came during his meeting at the Baabda palace with the Director General of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), Abdulali Ali-Asgari, and the accompanying delegation, in presence of Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon, Mohammad Fathali.
Aoun hoped that Iran’s efforts to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis would succeed in order to “end the suffering of the Syrian refugees and facilitate their return to their homeland, as well as to ease the socio-economic and security repercussions on Lebanon as a result of this displacement.”
Asgari conveyed to the President the greetings of the Supreme Leader of the Iranian Revolution, Sayed Ali Khamenei and Iranian President, Sheikh Hassan Rouhani, wishing Lebanon further prosperity and progress.
Asgari renewed invitation to President Aoun from his Iranian counterpart Rouhani to visit Tehran.
Aoun duly accepted the invitation on a date to be fixed later via the diplomatic channels.
The Iranian official also hailed the wise political positions adopted by Aoun, renewing Iran’s support to Lebanon and its desire to consolidate bilateral relations.
Asgari also congratulated the President on the liberation of Lebanon’s outskirts from terrorist organizations.