Newly elected President Michel Aoun received at the Presidential Palace on Monday envoy of Syrian President and Minister of Presidential Affairs Mansour Azzam, the state-run National News Agency reported.
The envoy was accompanied by Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul Karim Ali, it added.
Azzam conveyed a congratulatory message from Syrian President Bashar Assad to Aoun on his election.
He also emphasized the “deep” ties between Syria and Lebanon.
Later during the day, Aoun received Head of the Lebanese-Syrian Higher Council Nasri Khoury.