0112 GMT December 02, 2021
This was emphasized in a congratulatory message by Raeisi to his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun on Monday on the occasion of the Arab country’s Independence Day.
He also expressed hope that stability, security and constant growth would be ensured in Lebanon in light of its president’s prudence, officials’ efforts and people’s resolve, Tasnim News Agency reported.
“As in the past, the Islamic Republic of Iran will spare no effort to expand bilateral relations based on mutual interests,” the Iranian president added.
During an early October visit to Beirut, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met senior Lebanese officials and discussed plans for the expansion of relations between the two states in various fields.
In an address to at a press conference at the end of his visit to Beirut, Amir-Abdollahian assured Lebanon of Iran’s readiness to improve any kind of cooperation with the sanctions-hit state to help it overcome the ongoing economic crisis, Fars News Agency reported.
“While respecting Lebanon’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity..., we are ready to have any kind of cooperation with the Lebanese government to overcome the economic crisis.”
Annually celebrated on November 22, the national day is celebrated to mark the end of the French Mandate over Lebanon in 1943, after 23 years of Mandate rule.