Machnouq attends Arab Interior Ministers' Conference in Algeria


Interior and Municipalities Minister, Nouhad Machnouq, on Thursday stressed that Lebanon is an Arab responsibility, saying Lebanon's security guarantees a central part of the strategic security of all Arabs.

Minister Machnouq's fresh remarks came in his address at the 35th round of Arab Interior Ministers' Conference held in Algeria.

"Lebanon is the first defense line for Arabs," Machnouq said, stressing the need to form a solid security nucleus, which will be the cornerstone of joint Arab security cooperation.

Machnouq upped calls for the dire need to form a concrete security nucleus to constitute the backbone of a comprehensive proactive security action, which is solely capable of making a quantum leap in the war on terror.

On the other hand, Machnouq met with his Saudi counterpart, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, who relayed to him the Lebanese people's satisfaction with the atmosphere of the recent visit of Prime Minister Saad Hariri to Riyadh.