Aoun meets Mashnouk, cables Iraqi counterpart

President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, on Wednesday welcomed at the Baabda palace caretaker Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Nuhad Al-Mashnouk.

Talks reportedly touched on most recent developments in the country.

On emerging, Minister Mashnouk voiced support to President Aoun's position in the face of the recent Israeli enemy's threats against Lebanon.

"The response of the Lebanese State in this regard is excellent and this fact confirms more and more the need for the presence of an effective State, which is able to defend Lebanon's sovereignty and stability," Mashnouk said.

On the Cabinet formation process, Mashnouk said President Aoun was still optimistic about a solution regarding the birth of the new government.

On the other hand, President Aoun cabled congratulations to his new Iraqi counterpart, Barham Saleh, on his election, wishing him success in his new mission.

Source: National News Agency