Aoun holds talks with Baabda itinerants, addresses Lebanese in speech Tomorrow marking Independence Day
20 Nov 2020
Lebanon - The President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, will address the Lebanese on the occasion of the seventy-seventh anniversary of independence tomorrow, Saturday, through the audio-visual media, in a speech tackling current developments. Minister of Education: President Aoun received the caretaker Education Minister, Judge Tareq Al-Majzoub, today at Baabda Palace, and deliberated with him the educational situation in light of recent measures taken to confront the outbreak of the "Corona" pandemic. The meeting also addressed the situation of higher education and the need to tackle some urgent problems related. Artist Camille Hawa: President Aoun met artist, Camille Hawa who briefed the President on his artistic activities in the fields of painting and sculpture, in addition to his achievements. Independence Congratulations: On the other hand, President Aoun received more telegrams of congratulations on the occasion of the seventy-seventh anniversary of independence. King of Jordan: Cable of the Jordanian King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein: “I am pleased to take advantage of the celebration of the brotherly Lebanese people on the independence day of the Lebanese Republic, to send to His Excellency my dear brother, in my name and on behalf of the people of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and its government, the warmest congratulations from my heart and the most sincere fraternal sentiments, asking God Almighty to repeat this occasion on your Excellency, while you enjoy good health and wellness, and on your people whose aspirations for further progress and prosperity have been realized. Queen Elizabeth: The telegram of the British Queen Elizabeth II said: "I am pleased to send to Your Excellency my heartfelt greetings on the occasion of the National Day, coupled with the best wishes for the Lebanese people in these difficult times”. Telegrams of congratulations on independence were also received from: President of the Republic of Singapore Mrs. Halima Yaqoub, Emperor of Japan Naruhito, President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Republic of Greece, Mrs. Catherine Saklaropoulou, and the commander of the United Nations forces in southern Lebanon, General Stefano Del Col.—Presidency Press Office
Aoun receives written letter from Russian President, further independence congratulatory cables from presidents and heads of states
20 Nov 2020
Lebanon - Russian President Vladimir Putin affirmed "Russia's permanent commitment to support the sovereignty and unity of Lebanon and its welcome to efforts aimed at ensuring stability and national consensus”.
President Putin's position came in a written message received by President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, this afternoon at Baabda Palace, from the Russian ambassador to Lebanon, Ambassador Alexander Rudakov, who discussed with President Aoun the Lebanese-Russian relations and means of developing them in all fields.
The following is the text of President Putin's letter:
“Your Excellency the President,
I am pleased to offer you heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of the National Day of the Lebanese Republic - Independence Day. Relations between Russia and Lebanon are based on a tradition of friendship and mutual respect. I am assured that continuing constructive bilateral engagement is fully compatible with the interests of our two peoples and enhances peace and security in the Middle East.
I would like to affirm Russia's permanent commitment to support the sovereignty and unity of Lebanon, and its welcome to efforts aimed at ensuring stability and national consensus in your country.
I wish Your Excellency good health and good luck to the citizens”.
In addition, President Aoun received more congratulatory telegrams from presidents and heads of states, on the occasion of the seventy-seventh anniversary of Lebanese independence.
In this context, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sent President Aoun congratulating President Aoun, a congratulation telegram:
“In the name of the State of Palestine and its people, and on my own behalf, we are pleased to present to your Excellency, and through you, to the brotherly Lebanese people, our heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of your glorious Independence Day celebration, wishing to achieve all what you seek with goals and aspirations. I would also like to express, on this good occasion, our pride in the strong brotherly relations that unite our peoples and our countries, and our appreciation for your fraternal stances in support of our people and our just cause in order to achieve freedom, independence and sovereignty over our Palestinian land and its capital, Jerusalem, relying on continuing and strengthening your efforts to achieve this noble goal .
Please accept our best wishes to your Excellency for good health, happiness and success, and for the Lebanese Republic and its brotherly people for prosperity”.
Congratulation cables were also sent by Spanish Monarch Philip VI and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.-- Presidency Press Office