President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, received a delegation from the Arab Council of Ministers, today at the Presidential Palace.
The delegation included: Chairman of the 37th session of the Council of Arab Justice Ministers, Algerian Justice Minister, Judge Abd al-Rashid Tabbi, Palestinian Justice Minister, Judge Muhammad Fahd al-Shalaldeh, and Justice Minister in the Kurdistan Regional Government, Judge Firsat Ahmed.
Also attending the meeting were: Lebanese Justice Minister, Judge Henry Khoury, Algerian Ambassador to Lebanon, Abdel Karim Al-Rikabi, Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon Ashraf Dabour, Assistant Secretary-General of the League of Arab States and President of the Arab Center for Legal and Judicial Research of the Council of Arab Ministers, Ambassador Abdel Rahman Solh, Adviser to the President the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Ghazi Sabra, Deputy Ambassador of the Arab League in Beirut Youssef Al-Sabawi, Lebanese Presidency Director-General, Dr. Antoine Choucair, former Minister Salim Jreissati, and advisers: Rafic Shelala and Osama Khashab.
Member of the delegation explained the reasons for the visit, which are to hold an honoring ceremony tomorrow, Saturday, to award the Arab award for the best doctoral thesis in the Arab world in the field of law and the judiciary to three winners.
In addition, Minister Tabbi expressed his and the delegation’s pleasure for visiting Lebanon, and thanked President Aoun for his reception. Minister Tabbi also conveyed the greetings of Algerian President Abdel Majid Tebboune and the Algerian people to President Aoun and to Lebanon with wishes for prosperity and stability.
Delegation members emphasized the importance they attach to Lebanon and the love for the Lebanese people, hoping that the cloud of problems would clear up over Lebanon so that it would return to its vitality and its bright image.
For his part, the President welcomed the delegation in Beirut, which opens its doors to everyone, especially to the Arab brothers, stressing Lebanon’s full desire to cooperate with Arab countries, and solidarity in all issues that help develop and strengthen laws and unify legislation in these countries.
Moreover, President Aoun wished the delegation success in its projects and the work that it undertakes to raise the spirit of the law and its independence. President Aoun hoped that the delegation would contribute, through its capabilities, to alleviating the problems that may sometimes arise between the Arab brothers and preventing these problems from developing into what no one wants.
In addition, the President noted the efforts made by the Council of Arab Justice Ministers to promote scientific research, and praised the choice of Beirut, “Mother of Al-Sharia”, as a venue for the honoring ceremony, which hosts the headquarters of the Arab Center for Legal and Judicial Research.
Finally, President Aoun stressed that this event is a new evidence of faith in Lebanon from its brothers, emphasizing ability to overcome the difficulties that stand in Lebanon’s way, as happened throughout ancient and contemporary history.