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Rahi meets Ibrahim, Bukhari, Renard over current situation

Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rahi welcomed this Tuesday in Bkirki General Security Chief, Major General Abbas Ibrahim, who well-wished him on the festive season.

The visit was a chance to dwell on most recent developments, notably current efforts and proposals to form the new government.

Both sides underlined the need to find a swift solution to impediments hindering the formation of the cabinet, since "delay in the [cabinet] formation shall lead to exacerbate the crises at various levels."

This afternoon, Patriarch Rahi met with French Senator Damien Regnard, who briefed him on the situation of the Christians in the Orient.

Senator Regnard underlined the need to find a solution for the displaced Iraqis and Syrians and to help them to return to their homeland.

Regnard hailed Lebanon's hosting of this remarkable number of displaced Syrians.

Patriarch Rahi also welcomed in Bkirki the Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon, Walid Bukhari, who well=wished him on the festive season.

Ambassador Bukhari wished Lebanon stability and peace, notably a swift government formation to work on socio-economic development.

Bukhari underlined the Saudi Kingdom's permanent stand by Lebanon.

Later, Rahi chaired a meeting of the Maronite Research and Documentation Center in the presence of Bishop Samir Mazloum, to discuss organizational and administrative affairs.

Among the Patriarch's itinerant visitors for today had been the President of the Knights of Malta Organization, Marwan Sehnaoui, and Government Commissioner to the Military Court, Judge Peter Germanos.

Source: National News Agency