| 12 April 2024, Friday |

President Aoun deliberates security issues with caretaker minister Sleem, discusses sports manners with MP Abi Ramia, receives Al-Adha congratulatory cables from Jordanian King and Kuwaiti Prince

President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, on Thursday met Caretaker National Defense Minister, Maurice Sleem, and discussed with him security affairs and files related to the military institution.

Issues related to the needs and conditions of the Army, and ways to alleviate the difficulties they face due to the current crisis, were also addressed.

President Aoun informed Minister Sleem that everything necessary should be done in order to alleviate the suffering of soldiers, especially as they are doing their full duty, in order to preserving stability and security.

MP Abi Ramia:

President Aoun received the Chairman of the Parliamentary Youth and Sports Committee, MP Simon Abi Ramia, accompanied by Mr. Jihad Salameh.

The discussion dealt with sports affairs, the general sporting reality, and the achievements of Lebanese players of different age groups in various sports.

MP Abi Ramia and Mr. Salama also briefed the President on the suffering experienced by a number of sports players who face great difficulties in obtaining passports to enable them to participate in sport tournaments and competitions outside Lebanon, and suggested the possibility of allocating a General Security special office to facilitate obtaining passports for sports federations and clubs to enable traveling..

For his side, President Aoun expressed interest in this file and pursued all methods which allow players to remove this obstacle to secure Lebanese representation in foreign sports forums.

Al-Adha Congratulatory Cables:

The President received Adha feast congratulatory telegrams from a number of leaders and heads of Arab countries.

King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein of Jordan sent a congratulatory message to President Aoun.


“I would like to benefit of the occasion of celebrations of the Arab and Islamic nations on the occasion of the blessed Eid Al-Adha, to send your Excellency my dear brother, in my name and on behalf of the people and government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, my heartfelt congratulations and best blessings on this occasion.

I ask the Lord Almighty to bless you on this occasion and that you enjoy good health and happiness, and for your brotherly people to be blessed with more progress and prosperity.

I hope that this feast will restore goodness and blessings for Arab and Islamic nations”.

Kuwaiti Prince, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, also wrote the following cable:

“I am pleased to extend to you my sincere congratulations and best wishes on the occasion of the blessed Eid Al-Adha, asking God Almighty to bless your brotherly homeland and the Arab and Islamic nations with goodness and blessings.

I also ask God to grant your Excellency good health and wellness, and to bring about further progress, development and growth for the Lebanese Republic and its brotherly people”.

Kuwaiti Crown Prince, Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah also sent a congratulatory cable on the occasion.Hello

  • NNA