Greek Ambassador to Lebanon, Franciscos Verros, visited Saturday the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Zahle accompanied by Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Zahle and the Bekaa, Antonios Al-Souri, where they were welcomed by Vice President Mounir Al-Tinni, and a number of prominent figures and business associates.
In a word during the encounter, Al-Tinni said: "The Greek-Lebanese relationship is long-standing and the ancient Greek culture was spread by the Phoenician alphabet."
He stressed on the importance of deepening economic relations between Lebanon and Greece, which would help open a channel for Lebanese produce to European markets.
For his part, Ambassador Verros expressed his joy to be in Zahle, calling for "the development of economic ties between both countries and overcoming all geographical obstacles."
Verro also highlighted the need for "integration between the economies of the two countries."
In turn, Al-Souri gave a brief word in which he called for "the promotion of economic relations and trade, cultural and tourism exchange between Lebanon and Greece."
Later, the Greek diplomat paid a visit to the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate where he met with Bishop of Zahle and the Bekaa, Mar Justinus Paul Safar, accompanied by the Vice-President of the Association of Greek-Lebanese University Graduates, George Stamadiades.
The meeting was a chance to tackle relations between Christian communities and Lebanese-Greek bilateral ties.
Source: National News Agency