| 30 May 2024, Thursday |

President meets Palestinian counterpart, discussed with him Lebanese-Palestinian relations, Israeli aggressions

President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, received the President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, in his suite at the “Sheraton” Hotel in Doha this evening.

Lebanese-Palestinian relations were tackled, where President Abbas expressed his high appreciation for the sacrifices made by the Lebanese people for the sake of the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people for 73 years.

President Abbas stressed that the Palestinians will not forget Lebanon’s positions, especially the position of President Aoun at the United Nations and at the Arab summits, where the Palestinian cause was included his words on all occasions.

Moreover, President Abbas explained to President Aoun the stages of the development of the Palestinian cause and the countries’ positions on it. The meeting also addressed the situation of the Palestinians in Lebanon and the existing coordination with the Lebanese state.

For his part, President Aoun expressed his hope that the Palestinian cause will find its way to a solution soon after years of promises, so that a just, comprehensive and lasting solution that preserves security and stability in the Middle East will be achieved.

The delegation accompanying President Abbas included: Secretary of the Central Committee of the “Fatah” movement, head of the Palestinian Football Association, Lieutenant-General Jibril Rajoub, head of the General Authority for Civil Affairs, Minister Hussein al-Sheikh, head of the General Intelligence Service, Major General Majid Faraj, advisors: Mustafa Abu al-Rub and Majdi al-Khalidi,  Yasser Abbas, and the Palestinian ambassador to Qatar, Munir Ghanem.

The Lebanese side included: Minister of Energy and Water, Walid Fayyad, Lebanese Ambassador to Qatar, Mrs. Farah Berri, Director General of Public Security Major General Abbas Ibrahim, and advisors: former Minister, Pierre Raffoul, Rafic Chelala and Osama Khashab.

After the meeting, President Abbas said: “I met His Excellency President Michel Aoun and discussed with him the Lebanese and Palestinian situation. I am proud of my relations with His Excellency the President since before his election until this day. We talked about our common Lebanese and Palestinian concerns, which are one. We pray that God protects Lebanon and Palestine”.

  • NNA