Aoun Receives Assad Envoy who Emphasizes 'Deep' Tiesإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Newly elected President Michel Aoun received at the Presidential Palace on Monday envoy of Syrian President and Minister of Presidential Affairs Mansour Azzam, the state-run National News Agency reported.
The envoy was accompanied by Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul Karim Ali, it added.
Azzam conveyed a congratulatory message from Syrian President Bashar Assad to Aoun on his election.
He also emphasized the “deep” ties between Syria and Lebanon.
Later during the day, Aoun received Head of the Lebanese-Syrian Higher Council Nasri Khoury.
Last week, Aoun was elected as Lebanon's 13th president, which ended around two and a half years of presidential and political vacuum.
Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri's key support had contributed to the election of Aoun.
Hariri was designated on Thursday to form Lebanon's cabinet.