Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi on Thursday hailed the historic ties with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, during a ceremony in Bkirki.
“Saudi Arabia has not attacked Lebanon’s sovereignty and it has not violated its independence. It has breached its border and it has not entangled it in wars. It has not paralyzed its democracy and it has not ignored its state,” al-Rahi said at a ceremony celebrating the publication of the book “The Maronite Patriarchate’s Relation with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”.
“Saudi Arabia has supported Lebanon at the Arab and international forums, offered it financial assistance and invested in the projects of its economic and real estate rise. It has sponsored reconciliations and solutions and it has welcomed the Lebanese and offered them residency and job opportunities,” the patriarch added.
Commenting on the domestic situations, al-Rahi hoped the government will be formed soon and that the parliamentary and presidential elections will be held on time so that the Lebanese can become on the “path to salvation.”