Sleiman during meeting with Portolano: UNIFIL plays essential role in maintaining security in south

FEBRUARY 6, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Former President of the Republic, Michel Sleiman, highlighted the vital role played by UNIFIL in south Lebanon, notably in maintaining security in the region and safeguarding UN Resolution #1701.

Sleiman’s words on Friday came during his meeting with the Commander of UNIFIL forces in south Lebanon, General Luciano Portolano, dispatched by the Italian Defence Chief of Staff, Claudio Graziano, to thank him for his congratulations on his assumption of his new post.

Separately, Sleiman broached with the Kuwaiti Fund for Economic Development Residing Representative in Lebanon, Nawaf al-Dabousi, the current situation and the Fund’s development projects.

On the other hand, Sleiman received an official invitation from the Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, to partake as a guest of honor in the activities of the International Forum for Government Communications 2015.

The invitation was handed to him by Head of the Media Center in Sharjah, Ousama Samra.