Aoun tackles security situation with Sarraf


President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, on Tuesday expressed satisfaction with the safe atmosphere that accompanied the festive season in Lebanon, lauding the measures adopted by the Lebanese Army and security forces to maintain security and safety in all Lebanese regions.

"This is an outright confirmation of the stability and security in the country, not to mention that it relays a bright picture of Lebanon abroad," the President said during a meeting at Baabda Palace with National Defense Minister, Yaacoub Sarraf, and other Baabda interlocutors.

In the wake of the meeting, Sarraf said that talks with the President have also touched on the ongoing preparations for Rome conference in support of the Lebanese Army and security institutions. 

Sarraf also discussed with the President the establishment of centers to train Army and security cadets and officers en route to the computerization of their relevant institutions. Sarraf highlighted the importance of such a project, especially in the framework of modernizing the work in the ministry's institutions.

On another level, the President will be receiving tomorrow (Wednesday) the credentials of five newly appointed ambassadors to Lebanon: Philippines, Cuba, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Fiji.

A ceremony marking the approval of the ambassadors' credentials will be held on the occasion.