During his stay, he spoke with several senior political figures in addition to meeting up with Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros El-Rai to discuss current affairs in Lebanon and the region.
“In some ways, this tragic event was just a symptom of much deeper ails in Lebanon,” he said. “I’m talking about the decades of mismanagement, corruption, and the repeated failure of Lebanese leaders to undertake meaningful sustained reforms.”
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