Friday, Jan 16, 2015

Ambassador of Lebanon attends New Year reception for Diplomatic Corps

The Ambassador of Lebanon, Dr. Mustapha Adib yesterday attended a New Year reception for the members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the German Federal Republic, hosted by the German President, Joachim Gauck, in the presidential Bellevue Palace in Berlin.

Besides the other Arab and foreign Ambassadors accredited to Germany, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was also among the guests.

In his speech, President Gauck stressed the need to stand together against hatred and intolerance and to defend freedom together. And in view of the conflicts in Syria and Iraq that escalated last year, Gauck emphasized the need to show compassion and a willingness to help those desperate people who fear for their own lives and the lives of their families and are doing everything they can to flee and to reach Europe.



  Pictures: Mohamed El Sauaf