Presented by the official salute upon his arrival to the Grand Serail, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited Lebanese Prime Minister Mr. Tamam Salam. His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, Metropolitan of Beirut, as well as the members of the Archdiocesan Council. The official delegation accompanying His Holiness includes His Grace Mor Maurice Amsih, Director of Public Relations and Protocol, Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, and Very Rev. Raban Cyril Babi.
During the meeting, Prime Minister Salam recalled the historical role of the Syriac Orthodox people of Msaytbeh and the nationalistic stands that they took in different phases of Lebanon’s history.
In turn, His Holiness thanked Prime Minister Salam for receiving him and the accompanying delegation. He stated that His Excellency is doing his best in keeping the country Lebanon out of negative influences from within and without. He emphasized the importance of security, but we should not forget the economic factor which is greatly affecting the daily lives of all citizens.