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| 1 February 2023, Wednesday |

President Aoun meets newly appointed Information Minister, discusses general affairs with UN Development Program representative

The newly appointed Information Minister, Engineer Ziad Al-Makari, indicated that the difficult circumstances the country is going through “Require upgrading the ministerial work in order to alleviate the suffering of the Lebanese, as well as prioritizing the national interest over narrow calculations, to the scope of the comprehensive national action”.

Minister Makari’s positions came after meeting President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, on the occasion of his appointment as Minister of Information to succeed former Minister George Qordahi.

President Aoun wished the Information Minister success in his new duties, and stressed the importance of the media of all kinds at this delicate stage in Lebanon’s history.

After the meeting, Minister Makari made the following statement: “It is not possible to start my ministerial duty without having the honor to visit His Excellency President Michel Aoun and listen to his directives.”

The meeting was an occasion to thank everyone who gave me confidence, and I wish cooperation between everyone for the good of Lebanon and the Lebanese.

Undoubtedly, the delicate and sensitive stage, as well as the circumstances require upgrading the ministerial work in order to alleviate the suffering of the Lebanese, as well as prioritizing the national interest over narrow calculations, to the scope of the comprehensive national action.

I chose at this point not to speak before I took up my duties, and I am close to everyone. The country is suffering from a major crisis that requires us to act rather than speak”.

The President met the new resident United Nations Development Program representative, Mrs. Melanie Hoenstein, after assuming her duties in Lebanon.

President Aoun wished Mrs. Hoenstein success in her new responsibilities, and asserted the importance of cooperation between Lebanon and UNDP, and the joint projects that are being implemented at various levels.

For her part, Mrs. Hoenstein confirmed that the program will continue its activity in Lebanon with momentum to achieve its goals.

    Source:
  • NNA