BETH KERKE, Lebanon – On Friday, Syriac Maronite Patriarch Mor Beshara Boutros al-Raï received the U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy Shea, at the patriarchal residence in Beth Kerke (Bkerké), according to the Syriac Maronite Patriarchate website.
Several issues were discussed at the local, regional and international levels. The necessity of holding parliamentary and presidential elections on their scheduled constitutional dates was also touched on.
Mor Beshara Boutros al-Raï thanked Shea for the permanent U.S. support to Lebanon, amid the current crisis afflicting the country, in addition to the U.S. continued support for the Lebanese Army.