President Michel Aoun welcomed at Baabda palace on Tuesday, the laureates at the Lebanese official exams for 2018, accompanied with their parents, in presence of Caretaker State Minister for Presidential Affairs Pierre Raffoul, and Fadi Yaraq and Hilda Khoury from the Ministry of Education and Higher Learning.
Congratulating the delegation, Aoun invited them to only rely on their competence and efforts to advance, and not on cronyism.
"This is what we are working on presently, despite everything we hear about the necessity of cronyism," he said.
A cocktail reception was next held in honor of the laureates.
Source: National News Agency