Qatari Newspapers Highlight Significance of Lebanese President’s Visit to Doha

Doha, Qatari daily newspapers highlighted in their editorials Wednesday the importance of the visit of HE President of the Lebanese Republic General Michel Aoun to Doha which will contribute to further strengthening the relations between the State of Qatar and the Lebanese Republic at all levels to fulfill the aspirations of the two leaderships and brotherly people.

The Qatari dailies underlined the distinct and deep-rooted relations and the strong friendship between the two countries, noting Qatar’s continued support for Lebanon, and its keenness on its political, security and economic stability.

Al-Watan newspaper stressed the extraordinary significance of the Lebanese President’s visit to Doha, as it comes after the election of President Oun, ending a lengthy power vacuum in the country.

Meanwhile, the paper underlined the importance of HH the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani’s official talks with the Lebanese President which will address bilateral relations and touch on key regional and international issues.

Al-Watan highlighted Qatar’s positions in support of the Lebanese people, noting Qatar’s support during Lebanon’s War in 2006, its host of the Lebanese leaders’ talks in 2008 which resulted in reaching the Doha Agreement that ended the political crisis in the country, and its role in the release of the kidnapped Lebanese soldiers.

Concluding, Al-Watan said that HH the Emir’s invitation to the Lebanese President reflects Qatar’s sense of high responsibility towards Arab brothers, and its keenness to upgrade the historic relations and mutual cooperation between the two brotherly countries to serve the interests of the two people.

For its part, Qatari daily Arrayah said that the official visit of President General Michel Aoun, at the invitation of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, is the first to Doha after his election as the President of Lebanon, ending a two-and-a-half-year power vacuum.

The paper noted that HH the Emir welcomed the election of General Aoun, which, as HH the Emir said, ends a difficult stage for Lebanon, and restores its security, stability and regional role.

Arrayah highlighted Qatar’s continued support for Lebanon to overcome its political, security and economic crises, noting that the visit will provide an opportunity to further developing bilateral relations, and to discuss important regional issues.

Meanwhile, Al-Sharq newspaper said that the visit of HE the Lebanese President General Michel Aoun to Doha will open a new era of the Lebanese-Qatari relations being the first official visit for President Aoun after his election.

Al-Sharq added that the visit also reflects the determination of the two leadership to promote brotherly relations at all levels, noting that the visit comes at an official invitation by HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani which underlines HH keenness to Lebanon to restore its political stability and security.

Source: Qatar News Agency