FLAGS AT HALF-MAST AT BAABDA PALACE IN MOURNING FOR BEIRUT PORT EXPLOSION MARTYRS; PRESIDENT AOUN AFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO ACHIEVING JUSTICE THROUGH AN IMPARTIAL JUDICIARY THAT GOES TILL THE END

Lebanese flag was at half-mast today at the Presidential Palace in mourning for the martyrs of the Beirut Port blast

President Aoun: “I share the grief of the families of victims and the suffering of families of the detainees. I commit to achieving justice through an impartial judiciary that goes to the end”

President Aoun stressed the necessity of a complete truth, away from any fraud, discretion or injustice, “To hold accountable all those who are proven to be involved, because no one is above the law”

President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, asserted his commitment to achieving justice in the crime of the Beirut Port blast, “Based on a complete truth revealed by an impartial judicial process that goes to the end”.

The President also stressed the need to hold accountable “Everyone who is proven to be involved in the crime because no one is above the law”.

The President’s positions came in a tweet on the occasion of the two-year memorial of the Beirut Port blast on August 4, 2020.

Tweet:

“After two years of the August 4 tragedy, I share their grief with the families of the victims and the injured.

I also share the suffering of the families of detainees, and assure them of my commitment to achieving justice based on a complete truth revealed by an impartial judicial process that goes to the end, away from any fraud, discretion or injustice.

I also assert the need to hold accountable all those who are found guilty, because no one is above the law”.

On the day of mourning announced for the victims of the port, the Lebanese flag was lapsed at Baabda Palace.

Former Minister Azour:

The President met the Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund, former Minister Jihad Azour.

The economic situation and ongoing negotiations with the IMF, within the framework of the economic recovery plan approved by the government were deliberated, in addition to regional developments.

Finnish Ambassador:

President Aoun received the Finnish Ambassador to Lebanon, Mrs. Tarja Fernandez, on a farewell visit to mark the end of her diplomatic career in Lebanon.

President Aoun thanked Ambassador Fernandez for the efforts made to strengthen bilateral relations between Lebanon and Finland and develop them in all fields, wishing her success in her new responsibilities in the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon