Canadian House Speaker, Jeff Reagan, spent two days in the Holy Valley as a guest of Lebanon's Honorary Consul in the Canadian Province of Novakushia, Wadih Fares, at his home in Diman.
"I discovered very rich aspects of the mission of the Maronite Church and the role of Eastern Christians from these deep spiritual roots in this Valley," wrote Reagan in the Qannoubine League's Golden Book, following an integrated 2-day tour including the most prominent sites of the Holy Valley.
He thanked his host for the warm hospitality and the chance to visit the breathtaking views of the Qannoubine Valley. The Canadian Speaker also thanked Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Bechara Butros al-Rahi, who invited him to visit Al-Diman when they met in Halifax, Canada recently, and all associations that participated in the tour.
After his visit to Al-Diman, Quzheya Monastery and the Jbeil Fortress, Reagan then had a stopover in the region of Batroun, where he was welcomed by Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil who accompanied him on a tour around the area.
Source: National News Agency