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President of Ireland welcomes Basil, praises generosity of Lebanon

President of the Republic of Ireland, Michael de Higgins, received Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Gebran Bassil, with whom he tackled relations between Lebanon and Ireland and the contribution of the latter to the UNIFIL.

The pair tackled the situation in the region, whereby the Irish President stressed "the importance of the implementation of international law on the Arab-Israeli conflict," praising "Lebanon's generosity in hosting the displaced Syrians. History will remember Lebanon's role and its humanitarian gesture towards a people suffering from war."

Bassil underlined the "relationship between Lebanon and Ireland and the need to develop and strengthen ties economically and politically in the coming years."

Source: National News Agency