TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (Press Shia) – Foreign Minister Zarif on Tuesday sent a congratulatory message to his Lebanese counterpart Bassil on the anniversary of the country’s independence.

Mohammad Javad Zarif, in a message to Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Gebran Bassil, praised the anniversary of Lebanon’s 73rd Independence Day on November 22.

Zarif voiced deep confidence that in the shadow of agreements among various political parties, the Republic of Lebanon would, once again, retain its active and constructive role in the region.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has also put on the agenda deepening of bilateral cooperation with Lebanon in the region,” FM Zarif’s message read.

The Iranian senior official further wished good health and success for his counterpart as well as dignity and authority for the people of Lebanon.