TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent a message of congratulations to his Lebanon counterpart Michel Aoun on the occasion of the country’s Independence Day on Nov. 22.

“I sincerely congratulate the Independence Day of Lebanon to your Excellency, the government and the noble people of that country,” President Rouhani said in his message on Wednesday.

“I am confident that with your management and through empathy and cooperation among different political groups in your country, we will witness prosperity and continuous pride and stability in Lebanon,” he added.

President Rouhani concluded the message by highlighting the Islamic Republic’s continued support to the government and the strong people of Lebanon, saying Iran is ready to develop bilateral ties in all areas.

The election of Michel Aoun to the presidency of Lebanon ended the country’s 29-month leadership stalemate on October 31.