Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today received Minister of National Defense of Lebanon Elias Bou Saab, as reported the news service of the Government of Armenia.
Nikol Pashinyan welcomed the Lebanese defense minister’s visit to Armenia and noted that the reciprocal visits of high-ranking officials contribute to the deepening of the bilateral partnership. He stated that what links the Armenian and Lebanese nations is the centuries-old friendship, there is a viable Armenian community in Lebanon, a high-level political dialogue between the two countries, and Armenia attaches importance to ongoing strengthening of the relations with Lebanon in the political, economic, military, cultural, humanitarian and other sectors.
Expressing gratitude for the cordial reception, Elias Bou Saab noted that it is a great honor for him to be in Armenia and discuss the prospects for the deepening of mutual cooperation. According to him, Armenia and Lebanon have great potential to enhance cooperation in the sectors of defense, economy, culture, tourism and other sectors of mutual interest.
The Prime Minister touched upon the goals of Armenia’s humanitarian mission in Syria and the participation of Armenian peacekeepers in the United Nations UNIFIL mission in southern Lebanon, emphasizing that Armenia attaches importance to the establishment of peace and stability in the region. Lebanon’s defense minister welcomed Armenia’s humanitarian operations in Syria and expressed gratitude for the participation of Armenian peacekeepers in the United Nations UNIFIL mission.