U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Lebanon Thursday where he held talks with senior Lebanese officials, Naharnet reported.
Tillerson first met with President Michel Aoun and has reportedly discussed Lebanon's gas and border dispute with Israel.
The U.S. embassy said on its Twitter page that Tillerson “discussed with Aoun and Foreign Affairs Minister Jebran Bassil the U.S.-Lebanese bilateral relations, reiterating the U.S. support for Lebanese state institutions, especially the Lebanese army and for a strong, stable and prosperous Lebanon.”
He later held talks with Speaker Nabih Berri at Ain el-Tineh.
The embassy said Tillerson “reaffirmed to Berri the importance of the close U.S.-Lebanese partnership as the two countries work together to pursue common goals that advance Lebanon’s sovereignty, stability, and prosperity.”