(Update) Rahi receives Kanaan, Brazilian Ambassador

APRIL 9, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Maronite Patriarch, Mar Bechara Boutros Rahi, on Thursday morning received Change and Reform Parliamentary bloc MP, Ibrahim Kanaan, who offered him Easter well-wishes and discussed with him most recent developments at the local and regional scenes.

On emerging, MP Kanaan said that he briefed the Patriarch on the atmosphere of the underway dialogue between the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) and other Lebanese political parties, notably the Lebanese Forces.

The Lawmaker underlined that the Lebanese interest can solely be secured through the provision of an internal understanding among the Lebanese, stressing the need for a comprehensive national understanding to approach the current crises in Lebanon.

The newly appointed Brazilian Ambassador to Lebanon, George Geraldo Al Kaderi, also paid a courtesy visit to Rahi during which the pair discussed bilateral relations, as well as the prevailing political situation at the local scene.

SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON