Lebanese President Michel Aoun arrived, on Monday, in Strasbourg upon the official invitation of President of the European Union’s Parliament, Antonio Tajani.
President Aoun is accompanied by First Lady Nadia al-Chami Aoun, a political, administrative, security and media delegation.
President Michel Aoun will deliver a speech in the opening meeting of the EU Parliament’s ordinary session for 2018-2019 tomorrow, and will meet with the senior European officials over the bilateral ties between Lebanon and the EU, as well as the current regional and international situation.
President Aoun said upon his arrival that Lebanon and Europe enjoy a historical and geographical partnership dating back several centuries, sharing the same values of democracy and respect for diversity, in addition to the adoption of dialogue as a mean to reach common denominators for the sake of peace between nations and peoples.”
“The EU and Lebanon have close economic ties under their partnership Agreement, which came into force in April 2006,”
He added that this partnership is based on shared values and interests and includes regular political, security, economic and social dialogue.
The President will also meet with the Lebanese Diaspora in Strasbourg and the neighboring cities.