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The General Directorate of General Security and BLOM BANK collaborate to launch a new service

24 August 2017

BLOM BANK sal – Headquarters – 24 August 2017: On the occasion of its 72nd anniversary, the General Directorate of General Security, in collaboration with BLOM BANK, announced the launching of a new and special service in line with promoting administrative development and proving a better service for the citizens.

This service - which is an integral part of the plan to automate the General Security centers, promote administrative development, and improve the workflow - aims at facilitating the payment procedure for citizens and residents who can now use their bank cards. All General Security centers throughout Lebanon have been equipped with Point of Sale machines (POS), thus allowing citizens to pay with any Visa or MasterCard issued by BLOM BANK or any other bank in Lebanon or abroad. This service has entered into effect today.

This service was launched on the morning of Thursday August 24, 2017 in a joint press conference held at the Headquarters of the General Directorate of General Security and attended by Major General Abbas Ibrahim – the General Director of the General Security and Mr. Saad Azhari – Chairman and General Manager of BLOM BANK, in addition to numerous prominent figures from the world of economy, banking, and the media.

In this occasion Major General Abbas Ibrahim made a speech stating: “signing this protocol between BLOM BANK and the General Directorate of General Security constitutes an important pillar in the development of administrative work in the General Security centers, especially by providing a new service that facilitates the processing of the citizens’ and residents’ paperwork. This shall constitute the first step in settling the payments at the General Security centers through POS machines which is in line with other systems adopted by the General Directorate”.

General Ibrahim added: “we will not spare any means that will help us promote administrative development in the General Security and eradicate any form of corruption and bribes in the same momentum as fighting terrorism and the Israeli enemy; thus ensuring peace and stability on the inside and on the border”.

As for Mr. Saad Azhari, in his speech he said that this step is “the first of its kind in promoting administrative development and automation”. Mr. Azhari also expressed how proud BLOM BANK is to launch this service in collaboration with the General Directorate of General Security, which aims to “reinforce security in the country and promote administrative development with the General Security centers”. He also praised the vital role played by the General Security considering it to be “one of the most important strongholds that protect the security of the citizens and the nation”.
Mr. Azhari thanked General Abbas saying: “we are very lucky in Lebanon to have someone like General Abbas Ibrahim who is the symbol of moderation, openness, and intelligence. He is also a remarkable negotiator who succeeded in solving all sorts of problems and namely the most complicated.”
At the end of the signing ceremony, General Abbas Ibrahim handed Mr. Azhari a trophy as a token of appreciation and love.

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