Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Butros al-Rahi met Monday with former US Transport Minister, Congressman Ray Lahoud, who visited him in Bkirki this morning with talks touching on latest hour issues, most prominently the Syrian refugees’ dossier.
On emerging, Lahoud indicated that this is the 17th time he visits Lebanon since his first visit in 1995, adding that a strong friendship bond has developed with the Patriarch over the years.
“We tackled many matters, including the refugees’ issue, to which a solution ought to be found,” said Lahoud.
“We also touched on Lebanon’s need for a significant leap at all levels in presence of the President of the Republic, Prime Minister, Cabinet and Parliament. For this reason, economic achievements ought to be realized, in addition to new job opportunities for the people,” concluded Lahoud.
Source: National News Agency