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Aoun Congratulates Assad on Election Victory

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun Saturday congratulated Syria's President Bashar Assad on winning a fourth term in office, saying he looked forward to developing bilateral ties between the two countries. "I take this opportunity to stress the depth of the historic ties between our two countries and I look forward to the development of our bilateral ties in various fields that serve the higher interests of both our peoples," a statement from Aoun's office said, quoting a message to Assad.