Hassan meets French Interior Minister, values keenness on Lebanon’s interest

Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Raya Hassan, highly values on Thursday the French government's keenness on Lebanon's interest and profit from CERDE conference.

The Minister also maintained that "the Lebanese government is determined to activate its efforts and implement reform, not just to receive the promised assistance, but also to redress the Lebanese economy."

Hassan made these remarks during her visit to Paris and Carcassonne.

In the French capital, the Minister met with her counterpart Christophe Castaner, with whom she discussed the historic bilateral ties between the two countries.

The pair also dwelt on the current political, security and economic situation and challenges in Lebanon.

During the meeting, Hassan expressed hope that France would continue providing technical support for the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities and its affiliated apparatuses.

Also, talks touched on the achievements scored by the Lebanese security forces, especially in the field of fighting terrorism.

Hassan headed next to Carcassonne where she met with Minister for Local Authorities, attached Minister of Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Local Authorities Sebastien Lecornu.

During the meeting, Hassan stressed on the strong historic relations between Lebanon and France, as well as on the importance of CEDRE conference for Lebanon.

She also commended the positive outcome of cooperation between the Lebanese and French municipalities, adding that she was looking forward to signing a protocol with the French side to enhance the municipalities' strategic planning capacities.

It is to note that Hassan participated in the third French-Lebanese decentralized cooperation conference.

Source: National News Agency