Machnouk speaks during the interview in Beirut, Saturday, March 10, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Although Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk says he can't predict the outcome of the Rome II conference later this week, he expressed his pride at what he calls the Internal Security Forces' positive transformation, which will be displayed before the international community through the agency's strategic plan. Spearheading this change since assuming his position in 2014, Machnouk said that a few years ago the ISF was not always seen as a security agency responsible for maintaining the country's stability but now was starting to be. The plan will be presented Thursday at the Rome II conference, organized to garner support for the Lebanese Army and security agencies.The strategy, which lays out the ISF's strategic objectives and subobjectives for the 2018-2022 period, as well as future programs and projects, has been in the making for over a year and Machnouk said it was the first in the agency's history. Machnouk said that as the elections are sure to change the political scene, one of the main priorities for the authorities post-elections will be to work on a national defense strategy.Machnouk acknowledged that such a task would not be easy.
Bassil escalates rhetoric as US warns of interference in Aley clashes
Possible breakthrough in Aley case paves way for govt session
Nasrallah denies Israeli claims over Beirut Port
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE