KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday sent a congratulatory cable to Lebanon’s newly elected president Michel Aoun.
In the cable, His Highness the Amir lauded good fraternal relations between Kuwait and Lebanon, and stressed mutual willingness to promote and develop them in various fields for the common interest of both sides. His Highness the Crown Prince
Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah also sent the new Lebanese president similar cables of congratulation. Lebanese lawmakers ended a twoyear political vacuum Monday by electing as president ex-army chief Michel Aoun, who promised to protect the country from spillover from the war in neighbouring Syria. The deeply divided parliament took four rounds of voting to elect 81-yearold Aoun, whose supporters flooded streets across the country waving his party’s orange flag.