Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Arab ambassadors’ delegation offers condolences to Rahi upon loss of Sfeir

A delegation of Arab accredited ambassadors to Lebanon offered on Monday condolences to Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rahi, upon the loss of former Patriarch Mar Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir.

The delegation included Ambassadors of Saudi Arabia, Waleed Bukhari, Qatar Mohammed Hassan Jaber Al Jaber, Sultanate of Oman Badr bin Mohammad al-Mantheri, Kuwait Abdel Aal al-Qinai, Iraq Ali al-Ameri, Tunisia Mohammed Karim Boudali, Algeria Ahmed Bouziane, and Egypt Nazih al-Najjari.

Speaking on behalf of the delegation, Dean of the Arab diplomatic corps, Kuwait's Ambassador to Lebanon Abdel Aal Qinai eulogized the great late Patriarch Sfeir as a man of peace, devotion and patriotism, saying "his loss is not only for Lebanon but for our Arab Mashreq."

Ambassador Qinai said the late Patriarch was always keen to unite the sons of the nation living together in peace and coexistence.

"He was also very keen on the prosperity of this brotherly country and all the Arab countries," al Qinai mourned the Patriarch.

Source: National News Agency

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