For her efforts during her career in the service of the public, MP Inaya Ezzeddine just received the Legion of Honor from France.
Ezzeddine, who heads the Women and Children Parliamentary Committee, was recently informed that on September 23rd, French President Emmanuel Macron issued a decree that grants her the highest French order of merit.
In a statement issued by her office, the MP said that the French Ambassador to Lebanon, Bruno Foucher, had informed her of the decree.
The Legion of Honor, the “Knight” grade of which Ezzeddine received, came in appreciation from the French President for the efforts Ezzeddine made during her career and various public roles.
The statement quoted Foucher, who said that the award was for her continuous work as the chairperson of the Women and Children Parliamentary Committee, as well as her capacity as a doctor and former Minister of State for Administrative Reform.
The Ambassador said that Macron appreciates Ezzeddine’s constant struggle for the sake of Lebanese women’s realization of their political rights and her constant demands to empower them and grant citizenship to their children.
“Ezzeddine is, through her remarkable career, a model for young Lebanese,” Foucher said.
France’s Legion of Honor is typically presented to people who have contributed excellent civil or military conduct.
That same high honor was presented by President Macron to the iconic singer Fairouz in her home during his last visit to Lebanon.