President holds talks with Lebanese President
WAM Al Ain,Jun 06th, 2012 (WAM) -- President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and President of Lebanon General Michel Suleiman held talks Wednesday at the Al-Rawdha Palace in Al Ain in the presence of UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
At the beginning of the meeting, Sheikh Khalifa welcomed the Lebanese President and the delegation accompanying him, and expressed the wish that the visit will promote and develop bilateral relations between the UAE and the Republic of Lebanon. He hailed the special bond between the leaderships and peoples of the two countries.
During the meeting, they exchanged views on a number of issues of common concern in the light of the latest developments on the regional and international levels. The President asserted UAE's keenness on seeing the people of fraternal Lebanon achieve security and stability, and on promoting opportunities and efforts to achieve growth and prosperity in Lebanon.
The President said: "We are always solicitous to achieve the best by expanding the prospects of joint cooperation and benefit from the opportunities existing in both countries to serve mutual interests and welfare of both peoples".
The Lebanese President expressed happiness over the opportunity to visit the UAE and meet with His Highness the President. He praised the unwavering and permanent stances of the UAE towards Lebanon that reflect the prudent vision and policy of the its leadership. He also noted the great support UAE lends Lebanon in different situations and occasions.
President Suleiman said that the UAE is a model in the region with its comprehensive civilizational achievements, thanks to its wise leadership. He wished the UAE further progress and prosperity on all levels.
The President and the Lebanese Head of State assured their support for all efforts to achieve security and stability in the Middle East and to strengthen the chances of peace by respecting the international resolutions. They also stressed the importance of the noble endeavors that give priority to the language of reason that save the peoples of the region from further tensions and crises. The President hosted a banquet lunch in honour of the Lebanese President and his delegation.