President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, asserted that “The first tasks of the new government will be to achieve reforms and follow-up on forensic audit”.
The President also considered that these steps are essential since they will lead to the restoration of international confidence in Lebanon, especially confidence of financial funds which will help Lebanon implement the economic recovery plan.
Positions of President Aoun came while receiving British Defense Ministry Chief Adviser for Middle Eastern Affairs, General Martin Sampson and an accompanying delegation, today at the Presidential Palace.
The British delegation deliberated the Lebanese situation and Lebanese-British cooperation especially military cooperation, where President Aoun thanked General Sampson for the British assistance in securing eastern and northern borders, especially in building 79 towers and border control centers. Britain also provided mobile surveillance systems and armored vehicles, in addition to training and specialization courses.
Moreover, the President thanked General Sampson for the humanitarian and developmental assistance in support of the educational sector, confronting Corona virus and helping in both Syrian displacement and Beirut Port explosion repercussions.
Finally, President Aoun offered his condolences on the death of the husband of Queen Elizabeth, late Prince Philip, and noted the impact he had left on Britain and the world.