DUBAI: Abu Dhabi ruler Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan affirmed the UAE’s support for the Lebanese people during a meeting with Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Al-Hariri.
The Abu Dhabi ruler said that the UAE supported the ambitions of the Lebanese people for “unity, stability and development,” state news agency WAM reported.
During the meeting – held at Qasr Al-Shati’ Palace on Friday – the latest developments in Lebanon, and efforts related to forming a new government were discussed.
Sheikh Mohamed said that he wished for Lebanon to form a government that prioritised national reconciliation and seeks to survive differences, and overcome current challenges.
The two sides addressed bilateral relations in addition to a number of regional and international issues of interest, including the global battle against COVID-19.
Hariri welcomed the UAE’s position toward Lebanon across all fronts, including its support in combating the coronavirus pandemic.
Hariri also congratulated Sheikh Mohamed on the successful Mars Mission.