The latest visits of President Michel Aoun to Arab countries have succeeded in strengthening political and economic ties between Lebanon and its brethren Arab countries, the Kuwaiti As-Seyasah daily reported on Wednesday.
“President Michel Aoun’s Arab tour, which will continue through in upcoming visits to a number of Arab capitals, has achieved its objectives in terms of strengthening political and economic ties between Lebanon and its brethren Arab countries,” unnamed ministerial source told the daily.
“The visit came to assure everyone that Lebanon cannot roll away from its Arab surrounding. It is keen to maintain the best Arab ties in light of the current circumstances in which Lebanon needs the help of its brothers in the redevelopment of its institutions and fortification of its political front,” added the sources.
Aoun wrapped up a two-day visit on Tuesday that included Egypt and Jordan where he met with his Egyptian counter part Abdul Fattah al-Sisi and Jordanian King Abdullah II.
He also visited the Cairo-based Arab League and held talks with its Secretary-General Ahmed Abul Gheit.
Earlier in January, Aoun visited Saudi Arabia and met with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz. He also visited Qatar where he held talks with King Hamad bin Khalifah al-Thani.