President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, on Friday highlighted the paramount importance of ongoing and permanent communication between Lebanese residents and expatriates, deeming this one of the important objectives of his tenure.
The Lebanese diaspora is an added value, and a basic support to the homeland, especially with the laws promulgated to re-establish links between Lebanese inside and outside the country, and the participation of expatriates in parliamentary elections, Aoun said during a meeting with a delegation from the Lebanese Club in Mexico, chaired by Ayoub Safar Bawari.
The meeting took place in presence of President of the Supreme Judiciary Council, Judge Jean Fahed, Ambassador of Lebanon to Mexico, Sami Noumeir, as well as the Ambassador of Mexico to Lebanon, Jose Ignacio.
For his part, Bawari indicated that the club would celebrate its 56th anniversary this year simultaneously with the 75th anniversary of Lebanon's Independence Day.
In turn, President Aoun expressed full pride in the Lebanese community residing in Mexico and other regions across the world. He also lauded the meetings organized by Caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Gebran Bassil, bringing together the Lebanese Diaspora.
Later during the day, Aoun met with Caretaker Water and Energy Minister, Cesar Abi Khalil, with whom he broached electricity-related issues in Lebanon.
Source: National News Agency