This embarrassing moment faced 82-year-old Michel Aoun the President of Lebanon.
In a video that has gone viral online which How Africa News has managed to obtain, the elderly leader goes tumbling down on the carpet live on camera.
As the president tripped and fell face down, two men in suits rushed to help him to his feet. According to media reports, Aoun had tripped on a low, red-carpeted podium. In the video Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is seen standing near Aoun when he crushes to the floor.
Aoun was attending the 28th Ordinary Summit of the Arab League at the Dead Sea, Jordan on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Another leader who slipped at the same event was Dubai’s leader, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, who nearly fell as he disembarked from a plane on arrival in Amman, Jordan. Watch a video of the President falling during the summit.