President Aoun Signs Officers Promotion Decree in Wake of Breakthrough

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President Aoun Signs Officers Promotion Decree in Wake of Breakthrough

Two days after the ice-breaking meeting that gathered the country's top three leaders at the Baabda Palace, a practical translation of what was agreed on has emerged with a solution to the officers' decree that had caused a standoff between President Michel Aoun and Speaker Nabih Berri.

President Michel Aoun on Thursday signed the decree seeking to upgrade the ranking of around 200 Army officers by advancing their seniority by one year after it had been has merged with other decrees promoting officers from the Army, Internal Security Forces, General Security, State Security and Customs.

In addition to Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the decree will be inked by Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk, Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf and Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil whose signature was a key demand made by Speaker Berri.

Source: Kataeb.org