Aoun: International confidence in Lebanon bolstered every day

President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, stressed that the international confidence in Lebanon is reinforced everyday, adding that the support received by Lebanon since the presidential election ushers in a better future in the political, security and economic fields.

President Aoun informed his interlocutors on Tuesday that “contacts are continuing to form the new government” with progress being achieved in this regard. He also stressed that the workshop for the advancement of Lebanon accommodates all.

He highlighted the importance of the decision taken by the World Bank to support the Lebanese economy through securing funds to productive projects, hoping that the coming festive period would witness an active movement whose positive indicators have begun to emerge through the high number of arrivals to Lebanon to spend Christmas and New Year in its folds.

Aoun stressed that the fight against corruption shall be amongst his top priorities in cooperation with the new government and the supervisory bodies of all their kinds, whereby heads of these bodies have received firm directives in showing no leniency in prosecuting perpetrators and applying laws in effect.

Baabda palace witnessed a series of political, administrative and social meetings.

Aoun met respectively with MP Fadi Awar, a delegation of Ramgafar Party, “Tanzeem” Command Council, a delegation of the Congregation of the Basilian Choueiri, and Head of the Lebanese Basketball Federation.

The President also met with the board members of the Central Displaced Fund, led by its Head Retired Brigadier Nicola Haber, who briefed him on the Fund’s work and its already accomplished projects and those under implementation.

Aoun underlined the dire need for the accomplishment of the displaced dossier and folding the painful chapter in this regard. He called for setting priorities in the implementation of development projects that support the return of the displaced to their villages and towns and reinforce their steadfastness there.