Lebanese Defence Minister Elyas al Mur met with Qatar's Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Industry H.E. Abdullah bin Hamad al Attiyah, who is currently visiting Beirut. Following the meeting, H.E. al Attiyah stressed in a statement the keenness of H.H. the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani to further boost ties with Lebanon.
He added that the meeting had dealt with the general situation in Lebanon, which he said was improving. He expressed hope that the new Lebanese would be formed soon, stressing the as "important" the achievement of stability in Lebanon. On a question about a Qatari initiative to facilitate the formation of the Lebanese new government, H.E. al Attiyah said:" We support all; we support Lebanon and its people", adding that all senior Lebanese officials I have met are optimistic that the new government would be formed without any difficulties".
The meeting was attended by Qatar's Ambassador to Lebanon H.E. Saad bin Ali al Mohanadi.