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Baabda Palace (French: Palais Présidentiel de Baabda), (Arabic: قصر بعبدا‎), also known as Qantari Palace, is the official residence of the President of Lebanon. The palace was built in 1956 on a hill in the mountain town of Baabda overlooking the Lebanese capital, Beirut. The first President to reside in it was President Charles Helou.[1][2]

Baabda Palace - 1947


Ministerial meetingsEdit

The Baabda palace is surrounded by the Ministry of Defense and various other military posts. It started hosting ministerial meetings[3][4] every other week after the usual venue of the ministerial meetings was abandoned due to security reasons in mid-2005. Now, the ministerial meetings are held in alternating order at Baabda Palace and the Grand Serail.


His Excellency former Lebanese President Michel Suleiman (2008–2014) meeting with U.K. Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt in Baabda Palace, 14 July 2010.
  1. ^ "CHARLES HELOU – Prestige Magazine". 2015-01-20. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  2. ^ "Historical View". Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Higher Defense Council stresses need to preserve civil peace". Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Berri Backs Baabda Palace Deal as Wage Hike Fails to See Light". Retrieved 20 November 2012.

Coordinates: 33°50′30″N 35°32′22″E / 33.84167°N 35.53944°E / 33.84167; 35.53944

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