Aoun Meets Canadian Foreign Minister

President Michel Aoun held a meeting at the Presidential Palace with Canadian Foreign Minister Stephane Dion where discussions touched on the Syrian refugees in Lebanon and highlighted the need for a political solution in Syria, the National News Agency reported Monday.

The issue of the displaced Syrians in Lebanon was discussed during talks between the two men, and Aoun focused on the “need for a political solution for the Syrian crisis which will reflect positively on the issue of displaced Syrians in Lebanon,” NNA added.

For his part, Dion who is on a four-day official visit, stressed the importance of the Lebanese role in Canada, he said: “Canada is assisting Lebanon in several developmental and non-developmental projects,” he said.

On the other hand, Aoun confirmed firm ties with Canada, touching on the role of the Lebanese in Canada.

Also talks featured high on bilateral ties between both states and ways to boost them.

Over the weekend, Dion held separate meetings with Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and Democratic Gathering bloc leader MP Walid Jumblat.