Speech Of Ambassador Çağatay Erciyes On The Occasion Of The Republic Day Of Turkey (beirut – 31 October 2016)

Beyrut Büyükelçiliği 01.11.2016

Dear Friends, Distinguished Guests,

Now allow me to say a few words of my own.

I have been proudly serving in this beautiful country for a year and this has been a tremendous experience for me to see how Lebanon is a shining example of peaceful co-existence of different cultures, religions and sects.

Today, this has once again proven true.

Today, Lebanon has chosen its 13th President and opened a new page to the political deadlock paralyzing its state institutions for almost 3 years.

I warmly congratulate the Lebanese people and their new president H.E. Mr. Michel Aoun.

On behalf of my country, I would like to extend him our best wishes of success.

After this historical moment, we look forward to seeing the formation of the new government as soon as possible.

Without any doubt, Lebanon’s success will be the success of the whole region.

Dear Friends, Distinguished Guests,

This year we also celebrate the 70th anniversary of our diplomatic relations with Lebanon.

Turkish-Lebanese relations have always been characterized by close friendship, solidarity and cooperation. Our two brotherly countries remain bulwarks of stability in an otherwise turbulent region.

We are bound not only by the constants of geography, history and culture but also by a firm commitment to upholding unity in diversity, moderation and peaceful coexistence.

I am particularly glad to note that our bilateral relations in almost all fields are growing at a steady pace.

Turkey is firmly committed to the preservation of Lebanon’s independence, sovereignty, unity, security and stability.

With this understanding, Turkey will continue to support Lebanon and further strengthen its bilateral relations in every field.

As the Turkish Embassy in Beirut we will spare no effort to this end together with our Commercial Center, Yunus Emre Cultural Center and our development Agency TIKA.

Hakan Çakıl Ambassador
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