President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, congratulated the General Security service on its 73rd anniversary as he welcomed this Tuesday at the Baabda Palace the General Security Chief, Major General Abbas Ibrahim.Aoun praised "the efforts of the...
President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, congratulated the General Security service on its 73rd anniversary as he welcomed this Tuesday at the Baabda Palace the General Security Chief, Major General Abbas Ibrahim.
Aoun praised "the efforts of the department's personnel and officers, under the supervision of General Ibrahim."
"The General Security has managed, in close cooperation with other military and security agencies, to maintain security and stability in the country, and has carried out many of the delicate tasks assigned to it in a professional and effective manner, perhaps the most important of which being is the safe return of groups of displaced Syrians to their country," the head-of-state said.
He praised the achievements made by the General Security in terms of regulating the affairs of all citizens, Arabs and foreigners residing in Lebanon or those visiting it, "which formed a model to be followed in the relationship of citizens with the departments of the State, which should be at the former's service and not vice versa."
The Baabda Palace witnessed this afternoon a series of meetings dwelling on political and diplomatic topics, as well as follow-up sessions on the process of forming the new government.
In this context, President Aoun received the Secretary General of the Tashnaq Party, MP Hagop Pakradonian and the Armenian Orthodox Bishop in Lebanon, Shahe Panossian, with talks touching on the general situation and the latest political developments in the country.
Aoun's guests handed him an invitation to attend the ceremony to be held on Sunday October 21 to mark the 50th anniversary of the ordination of Catholicos Aram I, at St. Gregory cathedral in Antelias.
Politically, President Aoun met with MP Ziad Aswad and reviewed with him the current juncture and a number of developmental issues of interest to the regions of Jezzine and Sidon.
President Aoun also received MP Hekmat Deeb with whom he discussed developmental topics related to the Baabda region. The pair also tackled the situation of the port of Beirut in light of the rumors surrounding the performance of work inside it.
Diplomatically, President Aoun received the Danish Ambassador to Lebanon, Sefand Weaver upon the end of his diplomatic mission in Beirut.
He also welcomed the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Martin Huth, whose mission in Lebano has also come to an end. In recognition of the efforts exerted by Ambassador Huth in promoting Lebanese-German relations, the President granted him the National Order of the Cedar medal (senior officer rank), wishing him success in his next duties.
Ambassador Huth thanked President Aoun for his initiative, stressing that during his three-year stay in Lebanon, he was keen to preserve "strong, effective and deep-rooted relations."
"This was translated through the visits of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and German Chancellor Angela Merkel," he said.
Source: National News Agency