BEIRUT: Chief of Protocol at the Lebanese Presidential Palace, Ambassador Maroun Haymari, passed away Monday morning, sources close to the family told The Daily Star. He succumbed to a heart attack at age 81.
Haymari, who hailed from the Metn villlage of Bekfaya, held dual Lebanese-Chadian nationality and had worked as the presidential palace's Chief of Protocol since 1984.
He had held several diplomatic assignments and was appointed Chad's ambassador to Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey, while based in Beirut between 1968 and 1972, and was Chad’s ambassador to Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria between 1972 and 1975, while based in Cairo.
He was decorated with several medals and shields.