Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi held talks on Sunday with Druze spiritual leader Sheikh Naim Hassan who congratulated him on his election as patriarch.
Al-Rahi voiced a hope after the meeting that “God will aid and empower politicians in Lebanon in forming the new government.”
He also wished that they would work on fulfilling the demands and needs of the Lebanese people.
For his part, Hassan hoped that al-Rahi’s election would pave the way for the renewal of “serious and constructive dialogue to resolve national and political problems and we call for the speeding up of the government formation process.”
In addition, he said that his visit is aimed at reaffirming the Mount Lebanon settlement between Christians and Druze that was sponsored by former Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir and PSP leader MP Walid Jumblat.
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