LEBANON SEEKS GREATER COOPERATION WITH GERMANY

Lebanon’s President, Michel Aoun, stressed that, Lebanon was seeking to cooperate with Germany at all levels, a statement by the presidential media office, said.

According to the statement, Aoun made his remarks, following his meeting with his German counterpart, Frank Walter Steinmeier, at Baabda palace, on Monday.

“We dwelt on Germany’s participation at three crucial conferences, Lebanon is looking forward to,” Aoun said.

“We reviewed the regional situation and developments, whereby we focused on the necessity to reach peaceful solution, to end violence, wars and terrorism,” he added.

The president also underlined that, bearing the burden of Syrian refugees, is a joint international responsibility, highlighting the obligation to end the refugees’ tribulations and guarantee their secure return to the homeland.

“Talks also touched on the security dossier and the fight of terrorism. The meeting was an occasion to broach Lebanon’s achievements in that respect and success in uncovering and dismantling terror rings, and successful military confrontation our army had led, against the terrorists in the outskirts of North Bekaa,” he indicated.

“We also focused on the necessity of international cooperation, in facing the terrorists, whereas, Lebanon is part of the international efforts, aiming to eradicate terrorism,” he said.

For his part, Steinmeier hailed the coexistence among Lebanon’s various sects and religions. “We care for stability inside Lebanon and it is in our interest that it persists,” the German president said.

Steinmeier arrived in Lebanon Monday, on a three day official visit.

Source: NAM News Network