President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, on Friday cabled Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, sternly deploring the “heinous terrorist attack” that targeted al-Rawda mosque in the northern Egyptian Sinai, which left scores dead and wounded.

President Aoun extended his sincere condolences to the families of fallen victims, wishing the wounded a speedy recovery.

Aoun reiterated Lebanon’s stand beside Egypt, its leadership and people, in the fight against terrorism and the need to eradicate it wherever it exists.

“This cowardly act against citizens who were at a worship place proves beyond doubts that terrorism denies all heavenly religions, and it only believes in criminality and murder,” Aoun said.

On the other hand, Aoun met this afternoon at the Baabda palace with a delegation of the International Federation of Arab Bankers, following the end of the conference, who partook in the annual Arab Banking Conference 2017 in Beirut.

Aoun deemed the holding of the Arab banking conference in Beirut as “a renewed confidence in Lebanon, especially in terms of the security and political stability it is enjoying for more than a year.”

The President stressed that “the priority remains in maintaining civil peace and national unity and the advancement of the economy in the various sectors.”

Aoun pointed out that Lebanon’s victory over the terrorist organizations which attempted to destabilize the country was “an important development in the fight against terrorism.”

Source: National News Agency