Aoun receives diplomats at the Baabda Palace, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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President Michel Aoun Tuesday assured high-ranking diplomats in Beirut that Lebanon was maintaining security and political stability.In a speech to diplomats and other foreign envoys at an annual event held at the beginning of the New Year at Baabda Palace, Aoun reiterated that the parliamentary elections slated for this year would be held as scheduled. In this context, I affirm my keenness on holding the parliamentary elections on time," Aoun said.At the beginning of his speech, Aoun thanked the countries that stood by Lebanon, saying that his country was overcoming its crises and was set to move toward a better future.Aoun also underscored Lebanon's continued security, despite the difficulties involved in preserving stability in the turbulent region.
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