The President of the Republic met with the Ambassador of Lebanon The President of the Republic Mr Tassos Papadopoulos received yesterday at the Presidential Palace, the Ambassador of Lebanon to Cyprus, Mr Michel el Khoury. In statements after the meeting, Mr Khoury thanked the President of the Republic, the Government and the people of Cyprus for their efforts in assisting the people of Lebanon at this difficult phase of their history. He said that the situation in Lebanon is, at the moment, very bad, noting that Lebanon is actually "a disaster zone". Mr Khoury expressed the hope that there may be a solution to the problem his country is facing soon, and pointed out that the Government of Lebanon is determined to start rebuilding the territories that have been destroyed as soon as the hostilities end. The Lebanese Ambassador also said that Cyprus, as a country with which Lebanon shares common values, can be Lebanon's voice in the European Union.