President Michel Aoun on Tuesday held talks with Elena Valenciano, the head of the EU delegation that monitored Lebanon’s 2018 parliamentary elections.
The meeting, held in the presence of EU Ambassador to Lebanon Ralph Tarraf, tackled the EU’s role in monitoring the upcoming parliamentary elections.
“The parliamentary elections will be held on time, in the spring of 2022, and Lebanon welcomes the presence of European observers to monitor them, as happened in the year 2018,” Aoun told Valenciano.
“This time the efforts will be focused on preventing the exploitation of the difficult economic and social situations to affect voters’ freedom and choices,” the President added.
Valenciano for her part told Aoun that the European Union is willing to repeat the experience of monitoring Lebanon’s parliamentary elections next year.