BEIRUT, -- Hrar Akkar Village in the Northern Lebanon yesterday witnessed the opening of Khalaf Al Habtoor Hospital. The event was organised under the patronage of Grand-Mufti of Lebanon, Sheikh Abdul-Latif Derian.

The opening ceremony was attended by Musallam Al Mansouri, Director of the Humanitarian and Development Affairs Attache at the UAE Embassy in Lebanon, who represented Hamad Saeed Sultan Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon, a number of Lebanese officials and Noora Al Badawi on behalf of UAE businessman Khalaf bin Ahmed Al Habtoor.

The event provided an opportunity to confirm the UAE's humanitarian role in Lebanon through its development and charitable projects across the country.

Derian said, '' The UAE has been supporting efforts of building Lebanon as it established development and humanitarian projects across the country in order to overcome its living and economic circumstances. Also, the UAE has recently given the green light to operate the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital in the south of Lebanon.'' In his speech, Al Mansouri said that the UAE gives attention to foreign aid given its commitment to its humanitarian message instilled by founder of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and cherished by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to provide assistance to all people regardless of their religion, race, or identity.

He also extended thanks to the Emirati donor organisations for their co-operation with the Humanitarian and Development Affairs Attache at the UAE Embassy in Lebanon to support vital services sectors, the displaced Syrians and the Lebanese society.

Source: Emirates News Agency