NNA - President of the Republic, Michel Sleiman, on Thursday continued talks with the senior officials of Greece, where he had been this morning on a state visit.
After winding up his meeting with his Greek counterpart, Karolos Papoulias, Sleiman headed to the headquarters of the Premiership, Megaron Maximou, for a meeting with Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras.
The pair held talks over the Lebanese-Greek bilateral relations and the means to reinforce them, with both the Lebanese and Greek official delegation attending.
During the meeting, Samaras reportedly renewed his government's support for Lebanon's sovereignty and stability, hailing the "wise" policy Lebanon is adopting to remain dissociated from neighboring unrest.
He indicated that his country considered Lebanon as a gate for Greece to the Arab world, highlighting the necessity to enhance bilateral cooperation, especially in the fields of economy and investment.
For his part, President Sleiman maintained that Lebanon highly appreciated the supportive position of the Greek government, particularly before international stances in terms of Greece's calls to respect resolution 1701 and participation in the UNIFIL.
He also said the Greece is the cradle of democracy, calling for boosting cooperation through exchanging officials visits, enhancing coordination on the levels of tourism and energy resources, and forming a joint ministerial committee.