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Aoun receives invitation from Saudi Monarch to attend Islamic Summit

President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, on Monday received an invitation from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to attend the 14th session of the Islamic Summit Conference to be held in Mecca on May 31 and June 1 to discuss the situation of the Islamic Ummah.

"I am fully certain that your Excellency's participation will have a great impact on the success of this summit and its outcome, and we look forward to welcoming you in your second country, Saudi Arabia," the Saudi Monarch said in his letter

"I pray to the Almighty that this summit will achieve the hopes and aspirations of our Islamic nation and its people and contribute to its advancement," King Abdul Aziz said.

President Aoun deliberated over King Salman's invitation with Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, with the latter to be chairing the Lebanese delegation to the summit in Mecca.

On the other hand, President Aoun met with former minister Joseph El Hashem, with whom he conducted a tour d'horizon bearing on an array of political and national issues.

Aoun also received at Baabda palace a delegation of the World Syriac Union, led by Ibrahim Mrad.

The meeting reportedly discussed political and national issues.

The Head of State also met respectively with former MP Mansour Ghanem El Bonn, and a delegation of the Byblos International Festival Committee.

Source: National News Agency

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