Rahi briefs Foucher on Paris visit atmosphere

Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Rahi, received this Thursday in Bkirki the French Ambassador to Lebanon, Bruno Foucher, with talks featuring high on the official visit made by Rahi to France last month upon the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron.

Foucher said he met with Rahi for a briefing on the outcomes of his Paris visit and his meetings with various French officials.

"The French authorities have renewed their confidence and hopes in his beatitude and in the historical relations with the Maronite Church in Lebanon," Foucher said, noting that "discussions have touched on the Lebanese economy, the Syrian crisis, the issue of schools and the financial difficulties of applying Law 46, in addition to discussing the upcoming visit of the French President to Lebanon."

"The Patriarch's visit to France was done in a timely manner due to the current situation that imposed a number of subjects to deliberate on," he added, underlining President Macron's happiness of having held talks with Patriarch Rahi.

Source: National News Agency