On the occasion of the International Francophonie Day [observed on Wednesday, March 20], President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, on Tuesday received at the Baabda palace all ambassadors of French-speaking countries accredited to Lebanon.
Armenian Ambassador to Lebanon, Vahagn Atabekyan, whose country chairs the Francophone Organization, will deliver a speech focusing on "the role of Francophonie and relations between the countries affiliated to the Organization".
President Aoun will also deliver a speech on the occasion, in which he will speak about "the Lebanese presence in the world of Francophone".
In addition, Baabda Palace witnessed a series of meetings touching on political, daily living and developmental issues, with President Aoun's interlocutors stressing "the importance of the positions he launched yesterday, especially with regard to combating corruption and reinforcing economic resistance."
In this framework, President Aoun received a delegation of the Council OF Zahle and Bekaa bishops, who voiced support to the President's national positions in the face of current challenges.
Talks also dwelt on developmental needs related to the Zahle region, in particular, and the Beqaa, in general.
Among Aoun's itinerant visitors for today had been "Independence Movement" head, MP Michel Moawad, with national affairs and current political developments featuring high on their talks.
The head of state also met respectively with former MP Ismail Sukkarieh and the new Secretary General of the Council of Ministers. Judge Mahmoud Adnan Makkieh.
Source: National News Agency