Egyptian ambassador Mohammed Zayed speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Ambassador Mohamed Zayed said Egypt backed a political solution to the crisis in Syria to prevent the country's division.Syria is more important than any individual".In his first interview since taking up the post in Lebanon, Zayed discussed Egypt's policy priorities in Lebanon, his country's views on the presidential vacuum and the expected dialogue between the Future Movement and Hezbollah, the crisis in Syria and Egypt's regional role.The first path toward stability in Lebanon is through the election of a president".He said Lebanon must be isolated from regional crises to maintain its stability, and said Egypt would provide security assistance if needed.On the political situation in Lebanon, Zayed said Egypt definitely supported dialogue between rivals the Future Movement and Hezbollah, adding that the country had strong relations with all components of Lebanese society.
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