Egypt says to help Lebanon overcome political deadlock

Author : Mircea Birca | Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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The visiting Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry said on Tuesday that his country will help Lebanon to overcome its political crisis.

“We will provide the needed support to help Lebanon out of its political crisis,” Shukry said after separate meetings with Lebanese Speaker Nabih Berri, Prime Minister Tammam Salam and Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil.

Shukry said Egypt seeks stability and peace in the world and region, reiterating his country’s keenness for constant contacts with all Lebanese factions.

“We are keen on continuous communication with all the Lebanese factions,” the diplomat said after meeting Speaker Nabih Berri.

In a joint press conference with the Lebanese foreign minister, the Egyptian top diplomat said “we look forward to closer bilateral ties in all areas between Egypt and Lebanon. We must meet the challenges facing the Arab nation through boosting joint action between our countries.”

“We feel with Lebanon and what it’s enduring as a result of the presidential vacuum. Egypt is ready to provide any support that contributes to reaching a solution,” he added.

Shukry arrived in Beirut late Monday in an attempt to help Lebanon overcome the impasse of electing a head of state.

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