| 1 December 2023, Friday |

Ali visits Foreign Minister: Syria welcomes all responsible initiatives out of keenness on brothers and inter-Arab ties

Caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Charbel Wehbe, welcomed this Wednesday the Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Abdel Karim Ali, and expressed his keenness on bolstering the brotherly relationship between the two countries.

The pair discussed a date for Minister Wehbe’s visit to Syria, in response to the invitation of Syrian Foreign Minister, Faisal Al-Miqdad, to discuss all issues of concern to the two brotherly countries.

In a word in the wake of the meeting, Ali said he discussed with his host “the importance of integration with Syria, at the economic and security levels” and expressed his keenness “to encourage Syrians who wish to return to Syria, those being the majority of course.”

“Syria has provided all the facilitations that guarantee a safe and dignified return for its sons residing in Lebanon and across all countries of refuge. Syria believes that the Syrians are the most capable of rebuilding their homeland, which has been subjected to a complex aggression in which terrorists of more than a hundred nationalities from the world have been employed. Major powers in the world have tried to invest in this terrorism but they reached a dead end.”

“Syria welcomes all initiatives that intend to further safety in other countries, and, no doubt it has an interest in correcting the positions of any brothers or countries that were in the wrong and are now reconsidering their positions. Syria welcomes that, for it reflects its strength, the triumph of its vision, and the correctness of its position,” he said.

The ambassador concluded his address by saying: “Cooperation with Egypt has not been interrupted, and we hope it will be resumed with all countries willing to rectify the situation. Syria welcomes any responsible initiative towards it, as it is keen on its brothers. Saudi Arabia is a sister and dear country, and any step in the interest of inter-Arab or Arab-Syrian relations is welcomes.”

  • Lebanese National News Agency