(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BEIRUT, July 13 (KUNA) -- Lebanese President Michel Aoun lauded Friday His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's sincere support and stance towards his brethren in Lebanon.
In a statement by the Presidential office during his meeting with Kuwait's National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim, President Aoun affirmed the strong Kuwaiti stance on issues pertaining to Lebanon's security and welfare as well as issues connected with the Arab region.
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah dealt with various dilemmas plaguing the region in a wise and thoughtful manner, said President Aoun who commended the Kuwaiti role in defusing the Lebanese civil war, which swept the country in the past.
On the strong Kuwaiti-Lebanese relations, the President said that it was a natural reflection of both countries desires to boost ties further.
In regards to the verbal message conveyed by Speaker Al-Ghanim from His Highness the Amir, President Aoun thanked His Highness Sheikh Sabah for his brotherly gesture and sincere wishes for Lebanon and its people.
He asked Speaker Al-Ghanim to convey a similar message to His Highness the Amir and the people of Kuwait, wishing them further progress and welfare.
According to the presidential office, President Aoun had reviewed with Speaker Al-Ghanim the Lebanese government's plans to develop the country economically.
President Aoun also touched on the issue of Syrian refugees, affirming that the world most bring on a peaceful solution to the crisis.
Earlier on, Al-Ghanim told a press conference after the meeting with Aoun that the leaderships of Kuwait and Lebanon were seeking to continue bolstering relations on all possible fields.
Kuwaiti National Assembly's MPs Mohammad Al-Dallal and Khaled Al-Shatti in addition to Kuwait's Ambassador to Lebanon Abdulaal Al-Qinai attended the meeting between Speaker Al-Ghanim's and President Aoun.
Speaker Al-Ghanim and a Kuwaiti delegation were invited to attend the Arab Economic Forum held in Beirut. (end) ff.gta