Lebanon News

Sleiman chairs meeting ahead of Paris conference

Lebanese President Michel Sleiman delivers a speech during a ceremony at the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly in Tunis on February 7, 2014 AFP PHOTO/ FETHI BELAID

BEIRUT: President Michel Sleiman Saturday chaired a preparatory meeting ahead of the March 5 International Support Group for Lebanon in Paris.

Sleiman met with his accompanying delegation: Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Samir Moqbel, Foreign Minister Gebran Basil, and Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas, as well as a number of consultants.

During the meeting at Baabda Palace, Sleiman and the ministers reviewed the proposals the Lebanese delegation will present to the conference.

This is the second high-level meeting of the International Support Group for Lebanon which was inaugurated in New York in September on the sidelines of the 68th United Nations General Assembly session.

The group’s goal is to mobilize support for Lebanon and the country’s state institutions as well as to help the country address the overwhelming number of Syrian refugees.

The two-day conference in Paris will be aimed at translating international support to Lebanon into aid.





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