| 16 April 2024, Tuesday |

Aoun addresses Lebanese-Danish relations with ambassador Juhl, tackles heath affairs with former MP Sekkariyeh

President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, met Danish Ambassador to Lebanon, Mrs. Merete Juhl, today at Baabda Palace on a farewell visit to mark the end of her missions in Lebanon.

Ambassador Juhl was accompanied by her Deputy, Mr. Lars Soerensen.

The assistance that Denmark provided to Lebanon, especially after the Beirut port blast, and the social, health and economic conditions that Lebanon is experiencing were addressed.

In this context, President Aoun commended the efforts made by Ambassador Juhl during her stay in Lebanon to strengthen relations between both countries, wishing her success in her new tasks.

Former MP Sekkariyeh:

The President received former MP, Dr. Ismail Sekkariyeh, and discussed with him health affairs and measures to be taken to address the deterioration in health and hospital care in Lebanon as a result of the deteriorating economic conditions.

President Aoun appreciated the role played by Sekkariyeh during 25 years of work in the health and pharmaceutical sectors, and the issues that he highlighted during these years, which required treatments at various levels.

Baalbek International Festival Committee:

President Aoun met a delegation from the Baalbek International Festivals Committee.

The delegation included: Vice-Chairman of the Committee, Mrs. Joumana Debbaneh, and Mr. Jean-Louis Mangui.

The delegation invited President Aoun to attend the inaugural party on July 8, which will be revived by Mrs. Somaya Baalbaki and artist Lebnen Baalbaki.

Mrs. Debbaneh indicated that the festivals will be held this year in the courtyard of the Temple of Bacchus, and that the committee’s determination to hold them despite the circumstances that Lebanon is going through, is proof that this country is capable of overcoming difficulties and that the will of its sons is stronger than crises.

Condolences to the King of Jordan:

The President cabled Jordanian King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein, condoling the victims of the poisonous gas leak accident in the port of Aqaba.


“With great emotion, I received the news of the leak of poisonous gas in the port of Aqaba, which led to the fall of a number of victims and wounded. This caused anxiety throughout Aqaba.

I extend to Your Majesty, on my behalf and on behalf of the Lebanese people, my deepest condolences, hoping for mercy on the souls of victims.

I also pray to God Almighty for the speedy recovery of the wounded. Lebanon, which is still striving to heal its wounds, can only express its full solidarity with your brotherly kingdom and its people in this delicate circumstance, raising prayers for God to protect Jordan under your wise leadership”.

  • NNA