Above: decree with the signature of the President of the Lebanese Republic, recognizing the Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan and authorizing an official branch in Lebanon
Another historical moment for the Ghassanids all over the world. After three long years of a very bureaucratic process, The Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan is officially recognized by the Lebanese Government. Two documents, one the decree signed by the judge from the ministry of interior, and by the Lebanese President and Head of State, the Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan is fully recognized with the consent of the Council of Ministers and the permission for an official branch in Lebanon is granted. The recognition is on the same level of the order of Malta and the Red Cross.
Important to note that very few non-reigning Royal Houses are officially acknowledged by the governments currently ruling their previous territories, for example, the Royal Houses of Portugal and Albania.
Official decree from the Lebanese Ministry of Interior and Municipalities General Directorate of Political Affairs and Refugees – Number: 814/4/2022 recognizing HRH Prince Sheikh Selim El Chemor as the current head of the Royal House branch in Lebanon
Congratulations to HH Sheikh Dr. Elie Gharios, the president of the Lebanese branch, and his team for this great achievement!
(Sworn English legal translation soon)
Below: the decree from the Lebanese Ministry of Interior recognizing the Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan