Higher Defense Council convenes in Baabda palace

The Higher Council of Defense convened in session in Baabda palace at 11:00 am Monday at the behest of President Michel Aoun, in presence of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Minister Ali Hassan Khalil (Finance), Gebran Bassil (Foreign Affairs), Elias Bou Saab (Defense), Raya Hassan (Interior), Mansour Bteish (Economy), Albert Serhan (Justice) and Salim Jreissati (Presidential Affairs).

Top security and military chiefs also partook in the meeting, alongside State Prosecutor Judge Samir Hammoud.

Conferees are tackling an agenda toouching on the security situation in Lebanon and the incidents that took place on Sunday in the Aley region.

Source: National News Agency

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