Lebanon: EU Ambassador Christina Lassen meets with Minister of Interior Raya El Hassan

February 19, 2019
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EU Ambassador Christina Lassen met yesterday with Minister of Interior and Municipalities Raya El Hassan and congratulated her on her new post, being the first woman to head a Ministry of Interior in the region.

Ambassador Lassen assured Minister El Hassan of the European Union’s full commitment to support the Government in safeguarding Lebanon’s security while preserving the citizens’ rights, with women’s rights and fighting gender based violence as important priorities.

The meeting reviewed the good cooperation between the European Union and the Lebanese authorities during the 2018 parliamentary elections. Ambassador Lassen presented the European Union’s Election Observation Mission (EOM) report to Minister El Hassan and highlighted the need for ongoing close cooperation with the Ministry of Interior in working towards the implementation of the EOM recommendations.


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