Turkish Ambassador after meeting Abou Faour: We hope a new president will be swiftly elected

Turkish Ambassador to Lebanon, Cagatay Erciyes, on Wednesday relayed Turkey's support to Lebanon, and his country's hopes that a new Lebanese president would be elected soon without further delay.

"Turkey supports all the efforts that aim at alleviating the Lebanese political deadlock. Turkey has always encouraged dialogue and cooperation among national partners," the Turkish diplomat said in the wake of a visit to Public Health Minister, Wael Bou Faour.

Talks between the pair reportedly touched on the best means to bolster bilateral ties, as well as the latest developments at the local and regional scenes.

"We have discussed preparations underway to open a Turkish Hospital in Sidon city, which has been being built for six years under the support of the Turkish government. We hope the hospital opens its doors by the end of this year without delay," the Turkish diplomat added.

Source: National News Agency