President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, chaired a judicial meeting attended by Minister of Justice Judge Henry Khoury, President of the Supreme Judicial Council Souhail Abboud and members of the Council, Deputy Chief Prosecutor for the Discrimination Ghassan Oueidat, and judges: Afif Al-Hakim, Habib Mezher, Elias Richa. Danny Shibli, Mireille Al-Haddad.
Current judicial affairs and the work of the courts and public prosecutions were discussed, as President Aoun stressed the need to expedite the settlement of outstanding cases, especially those related to financial lawsuits and the crime of the Beirut port explosion, where the families of the victims and detainees are still waiting for the word of the judiciary.
President Aoun also stressed that it is not permissible to disrupt judicial work under any pretext, in order to punish the perpetrators in any location, considering that the way to reach real reform and combat corruption is through the judiciary, which should remain fortified as it is not affected by pressure or temptations.
Moreover, President Aoun considered that the Lebanese and brotherly and friendly countries are looking forward to achieving justice, combating corruption, and achieving reforms without delay, and the judiciary in this regard has a key role in enhancing confidence in institutions and their effectiveness.
The President received more cables of congratulations on Al-Adha from leaders of Arab countries.
In this context, Algerian President Abdel Majid Tebboune and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sent congratulations on Eid, and wished Lebanon and its people and President Aoun health, wellness and prosperity.