Aoun Receives Independence Greetings from U.S., U.N., Regional Leaders

President Michel Aoun has received cables greeting him on the occasion of Lebanon’s Independence Day from several world leaders, topped by U.S. President Barack Obama, state-run National News Agency reported on Sunday.

In his cable, Obama pledged that the U.S. will maintain its support for the Lebanese people and for Lebanon’s independence, sovereignty and stability.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz meanwhile wished progress and prosperity for Lebanon’s president, government and people.

Aoun also received greetings cables from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Lebanon marks Independence Day on November 22.