Interior and Municipalities Minister, Mohamed Fahmi, affirmed that Lebanon is an integral part of the Arab nation, saying, We will remain united together, God willing, in order to build a better future for our peoples.
Delivering Lebanon's address at the 37th Arab Interior Ministers Conference held at the headquarters of the Council's General Secretariat in Tunisia on Sunday, Fahmi stressed that Lebanon will not abandon its natural bosom, the embrace of its nation and its brothers, adding that relations will return to their previous status.
There is an integrated challenge system facing our countries and our peoples to destroy what the ancestors built, which can only be confronted with our cooperation, cohesion, and unity, Fahmi underlined.
He added that security interaction and continuous coordination have a positive impact in reaching what has been achieved in terms of security work and proactive security.
Fahmi continued to stress that the Lebanese government faces a heavy burden of daily living, economic and financial challenges, and also at the political and security levels, describing it as a government facing the challenges that resulted from the womb of pain and starvation, and is really a government for all the Lebanese.
Over the Syrian displacement issue, the Interior Minister indicated that the insignificant international offerings to the displaced, whose number exceeded a million and a half, has exacerbated the crisis that is still being felt in the country.
On the other hand, and pursuing the second day of his official visit to Tunisia, Minister Fahmi held a series of meetings on the sidelines of the conference, where he held talks with the Saudi Interior Minister, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, on the brotherly relations between the Saudi Kingdom and Lebanon and other matters of mutual interest.
Fahmi stressed, herein, the depth of the strong relations between the Saudi and Lebanese people, and the appreciation of the Lebanese leadership and people to Saudi Arabia, which embraces a major Lebanese community working in the Kingdom.
Fahmi later met with Sultanate of Oman's Interior Minister, Hammoud bin Faisal Al-Bouseidi, with the Lebanese-Omani relations topping their discussion. Fahmi seized the opportunity to wish all success to the new Omani leadership, praising the relation bonds between the two countries.
Later in the afternoon, the Interior Minister met with his Emirati counterpart, Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with talks centering on the strong relations between the Lebanese and the Emirati State, as well as common matters between the two countries. Fahmi praised the pivotal Emirati role in the region at all levels, and the contributions it makes through Arab programs and organizations for Lebanon, confirming the depth of ties that unite the Lebanese and Emirati people, and ways to develop them towards a more advanced future to the benefit of both countries.
In his meeting with his Jordanian counterpart, Salama Hammad Al Suhaim, Fahmi also tackled the Lebanese-Jordanian relations and joint coordination at all levels.
Additionally, Minister Fahmi held talks with the Minister of Justice in the State of Qatar, Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Juffali Al Nuaimi, on the latest developments in the region, and mutual coordination on matters of common concern in light of the existing challenges.
Fahmi expressed his permanent gratitude to the State of Qatar, which has supported Lebanon in all the difficult stages it has witnessed, especially during the stages of the Israeli aggression. He also praised the role of the Qatari leadership in embracing the Lebanese community, which plays a prominent role in the interaction between the Lebanese and Qatari people.
Source: National News Agency