Dutch Ambassador to Lebanon, Hester Somsen, hosted on Monday a reception ceremony at Bristol Hotel, upon the end of her diplomatic mission in Beirut.

The event was attended by MP Ghassan Mkhaiber representing House Speaker Nabih Berri, MP Bassem Shab representing Prime Minister Saad Hariri, as well as a panel of diplomatic, security, and media figures.

In a word delivered on the occasion, Somsen hoped that the election of a new president of the Lebanese republic and the formation of the new government would lead to solutions to vital crises such as trash, water, and electricity issues, as well as to endorse a new election law.

“Despite instability, Lebanon managed to surmount crises thanks to its strength and endurance,” she said.

“The figures of Syrian refugees in Lebanon are unprecedented, especially that they affected, in a way or another, the economic situation; but Lebanon was able to carry on,” she added.

“I hope peace for Syria and that the displaced manage to return to their land and homes so that they rebuild them,” she concluded.

Source: National News Agency

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Dutch Ambassador to Lebanon, Hester Somsen, hosted on Monday a reception ceremony at Bristol Hotel, upon the end of her diplomatic mission in Beirut. The event was attended by MP Ghassan Mkhaiber representing House Speaker Nabih Berri, MP Bassem Shab representing Prime Minister Saad Hariri, as well as a...