Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Mojtaba Amani voiced optimism over the developments in Lebanon and the region, after attending a dinner banquet hosted by Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid Bukhari.
Thanking Bukhari for his “dear invitation,” Amani said in a tweet that he is optimistic over the current efforts and developments.
“We hope the atmosphere of accord and rapprochement will soon engulf the relations among all the countries of the region in order to achieve the welfare and prosperity of our nation and peoples,” Amani added.
More than 50 foreign ambassadors attended the annual dinner at the Phoenicia Hotel, entitled “Sustainable Diplomacy”.
“Iranian Ambassador Mojtaba Amani and Syrian Charge d’Affaires Ali Dughman attended the dinner and the event was an occasion to discuss the Lebanese presidential file,” al-Liwaa newspaper reported.
Saudi embassy sources meanwhile told the daily that the dinner banquet had nothing to do with the ongoing visit to Lebanon by French presidential envoy Jean-Yves Le Drian.