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| 2 August 2021, Monday |

President Aoun chairs Supreme Defense Council meeting devoted to address security situation

The Supreme Defense Council convened this afternoon at 2:30pm, at Baabda Palace, in a meeting chaired by President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, and attended by Caretaker Prime Minister, Dr. Hassan Diab.

The meeting was devoted to address the security situation in the country.

Attending were: Deputy Prime Minister, Acting National Defense and Foreign Affairs Minister, Mrs. Zeina Akar, Interior Minister, Mohammed Fahmy, Finance Minister, Ghazi Wazny, Economy Minister, Raoul Nehme, Supreme Defense Council Secretary General, Major General Mahmoud Al-Asmar and Presidency Director General, Dr. Antoine Choucair.

Statement:

“At the invitation of His Excellency, the President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, the Supreme Defense Council convened in a meeting today at the Presidential Palace.

The meeting was attended by Prime Minister, Dr. Hassan Diab, and members: Acting Defense and Foreign Affairs Minister, Interior Minister, Finance Minister, and Economy Minister.

The security situation was addressed, with the advent of the blessed Al-Adha feast holiday, in addition to the necessity of readiness of military and security apparatuses to maintain security and stability during this period.

The Defense Council also tackled several agenda topics and took appropriate decisions. Decisions were kept secret in accordance with the law”.