| 29 February 2024, Thursday |

President Aoun briefed by Ambassador Grillo on details of French-Saudi agreement to help Lebanon

President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, will head a Cabinet session, tomorrow at 3:00pm.

The session is called for by Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, and will address a 26 item agenda. Among agenda items is an expedited draft law to extend the mandate of municipal councils.

Interior Minister, Judge Bassam Mawlawi, had presented a study prepared by his ministry, on the mechanism for accrediting mega polling centers in the 2022 general parliamentary elections. This presentation will be deliberated in tomorrow’s session, in addition to the first draft laws for energy conservation and the second for the production of distributed renewable energy.

The President met French Ambassador to Lebanon, Anne Grillo, today at the Presidential Palace.

Recent developments, Lebanese-French relations, military developments between the Russian Federation and Ukraine, and Lebanon’s position in yesterday’s United Nations General Assemblysession, were discussed in the meeting.

In addition, Ambassador Grillo briefed President Aoun the details of the agreement that was signed between French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, and Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, during their meeting a few days ago in Paris, to finance several initial humanitarian projects to help the Lebanese people, especially concerned with providing direct assistance to a number of hospitals and primary health care centers in Lebanon, raising the level of health care directed at combating the “Corona” pandemic and some basic educational facilities, as well as contributing to financing the work of organizations working to distribute infant formula and food to the most affected groups.

The meeting also tackled the demarcation ofsouthern maritime borders, and the on-going preparations for holding the parliamentary elections next May.

  • NNA