Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutors Rahi on Tuesday welcomed in Bkerke the US Ambassador to Lebanon, Elizabeth Richard, where they exchanged views on a number of issues related to Lebanon and the region.
Ambassador Richard also offered condolences on the passing away of the late former Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir.
On the other hand, Patriarch Rahi met with former minister Charles Rizk, with whom he discussed the overall situation.
Rizk referred to the simmering economic situation in the country, calling on the Lebanese officials to seek solutions that will extricate the country out of this crisis.
Rahi later met with MP Farid Al Khazen with talks reportedly touching on the current economic situation.
MP Khazen hoped that the Parliament would come out with a budget that would advance the Lebanese economy.
The Lawmaker also underlined the importance of dialogue among all sides to spare the region further tensions.