Politics - Sleiman wraps up official visit to Australia
|Fri 20/04/2012 16:56|
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NNA - 20/4/2012 - President of the Republic, Michel Sleiman, assured Friday that Lebanon currently owns a decent security system capable of unveiling crimes and cutting the way to assassinations' reoccurrence.
"Political assassinations in Lebanon are gone for no return," the President announced, assuring that security apparatuses would always be alert and ready to fight crimes, after long years of negligence.
Sleiman who concluded his official visit to Australia confirmed that the Lebanese Army proved, by way of addressing national affairs that "Lebanon is united and always will be."
"I am aware of your concern over the situation in Lebanon and the Middle East, yet I reassure you that latest developments are nothing but the regular outcome of public freedoms and technological progress towards democracy," the President avowed.
"We are also concerned over the situation of our neighbor and brother state, Syria, to which we are historically and geographically tied," he admitted, hoping that this country would manage, somehow, to reach democracy by peaceful means, on top of which inter-Syrian dialogue.
He accordingly confirmed that Lebanon was not a scene for settling accounts or for sabotaging any country whatsoever.
Skimming through the Taef agreement issue, Sleiman told Lebanese Diaspora members that the role it played in ending the war and establishing stability was of major importance; however, it [Taef] has to be reformulated and renewed for the best of the country.
Separately, Sleiman tackled the health conditions of the 26 year old woman, Pamela Abou Sejaan, who suffers from leukemia and needs marrow bone transplant. The President called on all Lebanese residents and expatriates to look for potential donors which could possibly have the same blood type.
Sleiman promised the young woman's family to be in full charge of this humanitarian situation, until a donor was found.
After his meeting with the Lebanese Diaspora, Sleiman and the accompanying delegation left Melbourne airport, wrapping up their six-day official visit to Australia.