President Michel Aoun and Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf at the Baabda Palace discuss the security measures taken on New Year's Eve on Jan.2, 2017 (The Daily Star/Lebanese Presidency Twitter HO)
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President Michel Aoun said that the peaceful end of the holidays reaffirmed the continuing stability in Lebanon, a statement from his media office reported Tuesday.The Lebanese Red Cross had set up some 46 emergency centers and four control rooms to coordinate the expected increase in demand over New Year's Eve and reported that they had responded to or transferred 505 cases.Aoun and Yaacoub also discussed preparations for the yet-to-be-scheduled international Rome II donor conference aimed at supporting the Lebanese Army. Yaacoub also stressed the need to train officers.
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