Lebanese Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Lebanese media reported on Monday, that Lebanese Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti met the American Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy Shea at the Pine Palace in Beirut, where they touched on the judicial decision, which sparked widespread controversy in Lebanese circles.

The Lebanese website, Al-Tayyar, conveyed the statements of the Foreign Minister who stressed the freedom of the media and the right of expression, which are sacred rights.

They also frankly discussed the current developments on the local scene, and the two sides touched on the bilateral relations that bring together the two countries and the Lebanese and American peoples.

He even stressed the importance of cooperation between the two governments in all fields in order to support Lebanon to get out of the economic crisis that it suffers from.

In the same context,  the Supreme Judicial Council summoned the Judge of Urgent Matters in Muhammad Mazeh to listen to him, noting that “the judge will not meet the summons, and he will submit his resignation at 11 before tomorrow noon tomorrow Tuesday.”

The judge previously issued a decree banning the U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon from making media statements after a remark criticizing the government last Friday.

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