Hariri meets Jordanian, Egyptian ambassadors, Iranian official

Prime Minister Saad Hariri received on Thursday evening at the Grand Serail, Jordan’s ambassador to Lebanon, Nabil Masarwa, who congratulated him on the formation of the government.
Discussions focused on the general situation, as well as on bilateral relations.

Hariri then met the Egyptian ambassador to Lebanon, Nazih Najjari, with whom he discussed the latest developments.

Najjari said, at the end of the meeting, that he relayed the congratulations of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi to Hariri, saying the formation of the government was a reassuring approach for Egypt.
“Prime Minister Hariri has made major efforts in recent months to achieve a partnership between the Lebanese political forces,” he said in this regard.

The Prime Minister later met with the adviser of the Iranian Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, Hussein Jaber Ansari, in the presence of Iranian ambassador to Lebanon, Mohammad Fathali.

“We discussed with Premier Hariri the latest political developments and relations between Iran and Lebanon,” Ansari said, describing the meeting with Hariri as “fruitful and positive.”
“We hope that there will be cooperation between the two countries during Mr. Hariri’s term, especially in the economic sphere,” the Iranian official added.

“I hope that the new government will be able to overcome the obstacles faced by Lebanon,” he finally said.