(UPDATED) Zayed from Boustros Palace: Egyptian FM holds new ideas to activate presidential file in Lebanon

Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Gebran Bassil met on Friday before noon at his ministerial office Egyptian Ambassador to Lebanon, Mohamad Badreddine Zayed.

The ambassador said following the meeting that they discussed the arrangements of the forthcoming visit of Egypt’s Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukri next week.

“Shoukri’s visit to Lebanon will hold new ideas to move the presidential file,” the ambassador confirmed.

He stressed the need to swiftly elect a president.

“Egypt is ready to provide all support to Lebanon at this stage,” he asserted.

Later, Bassil met with US Ambassador to Lebanon, Elizabeth Richard and tackled bilateral ties between both countries as well as her country’s aid to the Lebanese army.

Both sides discussed the Syrian conference which will be held at the United Nations in New York on September 19.

Separately, Bassil met the Austrian Ambassador to Lebanon, on a protocol visit.

Source: National News Agency