On Tuesday 7 November 2017, the new Lebanese ambassador H.E. Mrs. Claude El Hajal paid a courtesy visit to H.E. the Maronite Archbishop of Cyprus Youssef Soueif.
They had discussions on issues related to the Archeparhy highlighting the importance of the historical link existing between Lebanon and Cyprus where the Maronites have a fundamental role to play in order to keep this relation alive. Archbishop Soueif confirmed that the Maronites of Cyprus have Lebanon in their hearts and the Patriarchate as a sign of their identity and the Ambassador Mrs El Hajal in return reaffirmed that the historical relation between the two countries will always stay alive through several cultural and social encounters.
As well, the new Slovak Ambassador H.E. Mr. Jan Skoda paid a courtesy visit to H.E. the Maronite Archbishop of Cyprus Youssef Soueif. They had discussion on several subjects related to the Maronite community and its active role in the society.