Patriarch John X at the Lebanese Embassy in the…
Patriarch John X at the Lebanese Embassy in the UAE
"Rising above personal interests for the advancement of the Lebanese people"
Abu Dhabi, November 30, 2021
Patriarch John X called for rising above personal interests for the advancement of the Lebanese people.
The Patriarch’s words came during His visit to the Lebanese Embassy in Abu Dhabi. He was received by the Lebanese Ambassador, Mr. Fouad Dandan, the Lebanese Consul in Abu Dhabi, Ms. Joel Antoun, the Economic Attaché at the Embassy, Mr. Jean-Claude Khoury, the President of the Lebanese Business Council, Mr. Sufian Al-Saleh, and some of the members. His Beatitude was accompanied by His Grace Bishop Gregorios Khoury.
His Excellency the Ambassador welcomed His Beatitude and expressed his great joy at the presence of His Beatitude. During the meeting, he stressed the significant role played by the Lebanese community in the Emirates, stressing that the community's unity and cohesion is the most important mission presented today to the world in light of the multiple Lebanese crises. His Excellency also praised the pioneering role played by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East in the United Arab Emirates.
The ambassador reassured His Beatitude that the conditions of the Lebanese community are good and stable and that the community’s presence in the UAE and the achievements of its children testify.
For His part, Patriarch John X praised the significant role played by the Lebanese ambassador in gathering the Lebanese community in the Emirates, especially after the emigration of many Lebanese in recent years.
His Beatitude called on the officials to cooperate and rise above personal interests for the advancement of the Lebanese people to a deservingly dignified life.
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