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Lebanon minister hails Zayed efforts on landmines

posted on 12/06/2003: 2686 views


Lebanon's Minister for State, Dr Ali Hassan Khaleel, has praised the President, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, for his efforts and initiatives in liberating Lebanon from the menace of landmines. The Minister, in a lecture at Zayed International Centre for Coordination and Follow-up, said: "Sheikh Zayed is the liberator of Lebanon. He has contributed immensely in removing mines from South Lebanon and has freed the people of Lebanon from despair and fear."



Giving statistics, he said Sheikh Zayed helped remove about 40,000 anti-personnel mines, 3,000 anti-machineries mines and 1,000 traps. "This is about liberating more than 400km of mines and the Lebanese people are grateful and indebted to Sheikh Zayed for this very noble gesture." (The Khaleej Times)

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