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Lebanese president visit Egypt, day after defending Hezbollah

Lebanese president visit Egypt, day after defending Hezbollah

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Lebanese’s president, Michel Aoun on Monday arrived in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, a day after defending Hezbollah in remarks to a private Egyptian TV station.

The fight against terrorism was the main issue of the first official visit of the Lebanon President to Egypt since his election in last October.

The Lebanese president was received by his counterpart Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi at the Presidential Palace on Monday in Cairo.

Our discussions focused on many regional and international questions relating to the two countries, in particular the fight against terrorism and the Syrian crisis.

After the inspection of the Presidential Guard, the two heads of states gave a press conference.

“Our discussions focused on many regional and international questions relating to the two countries, in particular the fight against terrorism and the Syrian crisis, as well as the refugee crisis which affects Lebanon. We agreed that the two countries are in solidarity against terrorism,” President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said.

“Egypt, with his moderation and its opening, may launch an Arab initiative based on a common strategy in the fight against terrorism, which strikes our region and affect our people. We can also find political solutions to urgent crises in the Arab world, including the Syrian crisis,” Anoun said.

The visit in Egypt resulted to a meeting with the Chief of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt, the Pope Tawadros. A face to face with the large Sunni Imam Ahmad al-Tayeb.

And finally, a visit on Tuesday to the headquarters of the Arab League to meet its Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit.

Aoun has also extended a hand of invitation to Al-Sisi to visit Egypt stressing that Egypt has offered to support the Lebanese army and the country’s security forces.

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