President of the Republic represented by Khatib awards Asaad Serhal a silver medal in recognition of his environmental contributions

President of the Republic Michel Aoun, represented by former Environment Minister Tarek Khatib, on Saturday awarded the Silver Medal of the National Order of Merit to the General Manager of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL), in appreciation of his national ecological contributions and achievements at the environmental level.

An honoring ceremony was held on the occasion at the Coral Beach Hotel, which also marked Serhal's success in winning the 2018 MIDORI Biodiversity Award that was recently held in Japan.

In his word during the ceremony, Khatib lauded the efforts exerted in preserving nature and protecting the environment in Lebanon, saying, "We at the Environment Ministry support all these initiatives and stand alongside natural reserves for the environment and for Lebanon."