President of the Republic of Ireland, Michael Higgins, will arrive in Beirut this evening on a state visit to Lebanon, upon the invitation of President Michel Aoun.
The guest president will be accompanied by Irish First Lady Sabina Marie Higgins and an official and administrative delegation.
President Aoun is scheduled to meet with his Irish counterpart at noon tomorrow, where they will hold bilateral talks, followed by an extended meeting with the official delegation accompanying the guest president.
The meetings will be succeeded by a joint press conference, after which a luncheon will be hosted at the Baabda palace in honor of the Irish delegation.
Earlier this Wednesday, President Aoun tackled developments related to the fires that swept through a number of Lebanese areas on Tuesday. He was also briefed on preliminary information on the damages caused by the flames and the details of firefighting and land cooling in the fire ravaged areas.
President Aoun praised the solidarity expressed by a number of countries that were quick to assist the Lebanese authorities in extinguishing the fires, especially Cyprus, Jordan and Greece.
Source: National News Agency