BEIRUT, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- A high-ranking delegation from the Defense Committee of the Italian Chamber of Deputies reaffirmed Thursday its support to Lebanese state institutions and United Nations Interim Force (UNIFIL) after a three-day visit to Lebanon.
According to a statement from the Italian Embassy in Beirut, "the delegation headed by Francesco Saverio Garofani met with Speaker Nabih Berri, Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf and Lebanese Army Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun."
"The Italian delegation visited as well UNIFIL headquarters in Naqoura and UNIFIL Sector West, under Italian command, in Shamaa. In Tyre, they had a meeting with the President of the Union of the Municipalities of Tyre District, Hassan Dabbouk," the statement reported.
It stressed that the delegation reaffirmed the "excellent relations between the two countries, the important Italian presence in Lebanon and full support to the country and its institutions."