Boulevard Camille Chamoun reopened Bou Saab: He inspired us through his work

NNA – The National Liberals Party (NLP) and Camille Chamoun Association held a celebration at Monroe Hotel in Beirut on the occasion of reopening the Boulevard of President Camille Chamoun.

The event was attended by a host of top ranking political, military, diplomatic and religious figures. Caretaker Education Minister, Elias Bou Saab, represented President Michel Aoun during the event, while Caretaker Agriculture Minister Akram Shehayeb represented Caretaker PM Tammam Salam, and MP Mohammad Hajjar represented PM-Designate Saad Hariri.

Bou Saab thanked the head of NLP, MP Dory Chamoun, for inviting him to be part of the commemoration of one of the most respected figures in Lebanese history.

“President Camille Chamoun inspires us through his political work to be open to all citizens of the nation,” said Bou Saab, recalling Chamoun’s vision for a better future and the achievements of his term in office.

“The lesson here today on the eve of Lebanon’s Independence Day is that Lebanon is only strong through the solidarity of its people and their rallying around their institutions, Constitution, and President.”

The Minister urged everyone to make use of the opportunity that the election of a President has offered to breathe life back into Lebanon’s institutions.

In his turn, outgoing Minister Akram Shehayeb praised Camille Chamoun’s term and said that his rule was marked by an openness towards the Arab world which reflected positively on the social, political, economic and security levels on the domestic scene.

Deputy Dory Chamoun thanked all attendees for partaking in this commemoration, noting that President Camille Chamoun was the last president to have a street named after him.

Chamoun also called on all politicians to put their personal interests aside and to work for the sake of the country alone.

MP Bahia Hariri also joined the celebration of a man who believed in “a modern, prosperous and stable state.”

“On the eve of the 73rd anniversary of Lebanon’s Independence, most Lebanese are yearning for stability in political life, which reflects on national stability economically, socially, and in security.”

Hariri noted that overcoming hurdles required good will and the “bravery of hope.”
Governor of Beirut Ziad Chbib was also present at the celebration, and unveiled a commemorative plaque at the entrance of Sports City earlier in the day.