QNADohaMinister of Education and Higher Education of the Lebanese Republic, Abbas Halabi, has praised Qatar for its continued support to Lebanon and its people, especially during crises.Speaking exclusively to Qatar News Agency (QNA), he said that Qatar’s support is appreciated by the people of Lebanon. He added that it confirms the strength of bilateral ties, which he described as fraternal and strong.His Excellency discussed areas of Qatari support for Lebanon whether in the health, educational, economic, and humanitarian and other sectors. He made special mention of Qatar’s support for Lebanon following the explosions at the Port of Beirut in August 2020, and financing provided by it for the restoration of 122 educational facilities in the areas of the explosion under the supervision of UNESCO. He also praised Doha’s support for the Lebanese army, Qatar’s role in the reconstruction of cities, villages and homes after the Israeli aggression in 2006, and its sponsorship of the Doha Agreement that ended the Lebanese crisis in 2008. He added that Qatar’s support affirms the country’s commitment to the stability of Lebanon and its people in overcoming any circumstances they face.He highlighted his meeting with of HE Qatar’s Minister of Education and Higher Education Buthaina bint Ali Al Jabr Al Nuaimi, adding that both sides reviewed bilateral ties in the educational field, as well as the scope for enhancing them. He added that the two sides also discussed the challenges facing the sector in light of the current economic crisis the country faces. He also said that he met with Director-General of the Qatar Fund for Development Khalifa bin Jassim Al Kuwari.The Lebanese Minister of Education and Higher education praised the education process in Qatar, saying it was an example to follow. He also stressed that the strong education system in Qatar was behind the country’s many successes locally and internationally. He expressed hope that Qatari tourists and investors would be back in Lebanon soon.During his visit of the Lebanese School of Qatar, he expressed satisfaction with the school’s performance and praised the cooperation between the school’s board and the Lebanese embassy in Qatar. He stressed that the Lebanese Ministry is ready to support the school continue its progress.HE the Minister concluded his remarks to QNA by saying that Lebanon is an integral part of the Arab world that is keen on staying on good terms with all Arab countries, particularly in the GCC.