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Aoun welcomes Polish Ambassador, Chinese Minister

President of the republic Michel Aoun welcomed, at Baabda palace on Friday, Polish Ambassador to Lebanon, Wojciech Bozek, who presented his host with an official invitation to visit Poland upon the request of President Andrzej Duda.

The Ambassador reportedly confirmed to Aoun that his country was "determined to participate again in the UNIFIL," stressing on the role Poland is playing in encouraging dialogue among religions.

Aoun later met with Chinese Minister of Culture Li Xiaolin, who also chairs the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFCC).

Xiaolin is in Beirut to partake in the launching ceremony of a project titled "One Belt, One Road to Lebanon: from Beijing to Beirut."

She conveyed to Aoun the congratulations of Chinese President Xi Jinping, on his election to preside over Lebanon.

For his part, Aoun capitalized Lebanon's keenness on developing bilateral ties with China, especially on the trade and tourism levels.

Separately, Aoun welcomed a delegation of Lebanese businessmen in Dubai, in presence of Caretaker Minister of Education and Higher Learning, Elias Bou Saab.

"The circumstances that took place before and disturbed the Lebanese in the Gulf states are over now; Lebanon is recovering and getting ready to venture into the path of its rise in all fields, to rectify what happened in the past on different levels," Aoun told his guests.

The President also met today with former minister Nicolas Sehnaoui, accompanied by a delegation of the Free Patriotic Movement.

Also, he respectively met with Syrian Greek Orthodox Patriarchal Assistant, Bishop Luca al-Khoury, and Maronite Eparchial Bishop of Canada, Paul Tabet.

Furthermore, Aoun received a congratulatory cable from Pope Francis upon Independence Day.

Source: National News Agency