Caretaker Minister of National Defense, Yaacoub Sarraf, on Thursday met at his office in the Ministry with delegation of the Defence Committee of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, led by Gianluca Rizzo, in presence of a delegation of the Italian Embassy in Beirut.
The meeting reportedly featured high on the relations between the two countries and the means to bolster them, especially in the field of defense and military.
Sarraf shed light to his guests on the negative reverberations of the displaced Syrians' crisis on the Lebanese situation, highlighting the necessity to speed up work to assure their return to the safe areas in Syria.
He also thanked Italy for its cooperation and constant support for the Lebanese army, hailing the Italian Contingent operating within the UNFIL.
Source: National News Agency