Lebanese president heads to New York


Lebanese President Michel Suleiman headed to New York on Monday to participate in the 66th UN General Assembly meeting and to preside over the UN Security Council session entitled “preventive diplomacy” on Thursday.

He was accompanied by the First Lady Wafaa Suleiman and a ministerial delegation that includes Foreign Affairs Minister Adnan Mansour, Social Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour and Environment Minister Nazem al-Khoury according to a statement released by the president’s office.

The statement added that the president will deliver a speech before the General Assembly on Wednesday at 7 pm ( Beirut local time) and another on Thursday afternoon during the Security Council session . The president will also attend a special session about Libya.

Suleiman is also scheduled to meet with a number of heads of states during his visit to the US, said the statement.