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| 17 April 2024, Wednesday |

Aoun signs decree for distributing municipal fund revenues, meets Minister Moucharafieh, UK Ambassador

General Michel Aoun, President of the Republic, signed Decree No.7998 on July 23, 2021, stipulating the distribution of earnings from the independent municipal fund for the year 2019 to municipal unions and municipalities throughout Lebanon, based on the criteria established in this respect.

These income are worth a total of 775 billion Lebanese pounds.

Minister Musharrafiyeh:

The President met Social Affairs and Tourism Minister, Dr. Ramzi Musharrafiyeh, today at the Presidential Palace.

Ministerial Affairs, the difficulties facing the tourism sector due to current fuel and electricity crises, and methods to address them were discussed in the meeting, in addition to the contacts made by President Aoun with competent departments to expedite the completion of arrangements which lead to the availability of fuel.

Statement:

After the meeting, Minister Musharrafiyeh made the following statement:

“I was honored to meet his Excellency the President. I briefed the President on latest tourism developments, and the new problem which this sector suffers from today. This is a problem of lack electricity.

Today, we face the problem of securing diesel, fuel and electricity at the level of the whole country. This strongly affects tourism, whether hotels restaurants or others, in addition to its impact on health, hospital and food sectors.

We had great expectations from the tourism sector during the current three months, since the country needs the funds of expatriates who bring US Dollars into Lebanon. Unfortunately, the electricity problem recently appeared. His Excellency the President assured me that the taken measures will be implemented within two days to resolve this crisis, in addition to Minister Ghajar and Major General Ibrahim heading today to Iraq to sign an agreement to import 500 Million Liters of fuel. This will provide a solution to the electricity crisis in Lebanon.

President Aoun was also briefed on the ministerial affairs, in terms of the financing card and the World Bank loan, in addition to the issue of the displaced Syrians”.

British Ambassador:

President Aoun met the new British Ambassador to Lebanon, Mr. Ian Collard, and deliberated with him general developments, and Lebanese-British relations.

Ambassador Collard assured the President that that Britain continues to support Lebanon and stand next to the Lebanese, in the difficult circumstances which they are witnessing.

For his part, President Aoun thanked Ambassador Collard for the British interest in Lebanon, and the support provided in various fields.

The British Ambassador was accompanied by Political Counselor at the British Embassy, Gavin Tench.

MP Abi Khalil:

The President met MP, Cesar Abi Khalil, and tackled with him governmental and general developments, in addition to the needs of Aleyregion.

Adha Feast Congratulations:

President Aoun received additional congratulation telegrams on the occasion of the blessed Al-Adha feast, most notably from Algerian President, Abdul Majid Tebboun.

    Source:
  • NNA