Rahi, Canadian Foreign Minister tackle current developments

Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rahi met on Monday afternoon in Bkirki with Canada’s Foreign Minister, Stephane Dion, with talks reportedly dwelling on the overall situation in Lebanon and the broad region, notably the war in Syria and its implications on Lebanon.

Talks also touched on the existing humanitarian and social conditions of Syrian and Palestinian refugees and the great burden endured by Lebanon as a result of the Syrian displacement and the Palestinian and asylum.

Patriarch Rahi stressed on the role by the international community, including Canada, in ending the existing wars in the region, resolving the Palestinian cause, consecrating a lasting and permanent peace in the Middle East for the sake of a dignified and secure life for citizens.