Rahi, Mashnouq hold closed door meeting, illuminate Christmas tree

A closed door meeting took place on Monday in Bkirki between Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rahi and Interior and Municipalities Minister, Nuhad Mashnouq, to deliberate over the latest political developments, notably government formation efforts.

In the wake of the closed door meeting, Patriarch Rahi and Minister Mashnouq moved to Daroun woodland which witnessed a huge fire, where they planted three pine trees and illuminated a Christmas tree set in that place.

Rahi and Mashnouq were greeted by Dr Fadi Mhanna representing Agriculture Minister, Akram Shehayeb, Civil Defense Director General Raymond Khattar, and local dignitaries.

The initiative was organized by the Civil Defense Directorate General.