The President of the Council of Ministers Saad Hariri received today at the Grand Serail the Minister of Finance Ali Hassan Khalil, in the presence of a judicial delegation that included: the President of the Higher Judicial Council Judge Suhail Abboud, the president of the State Shura Council Judge Fadi Elias, the president of the Court of Audit Judge Mohammad Badran, the State Prosecutor Ghassan Oweidat, the president of the Judicial Inspection Committee Judge Burkan Saad, the head of the Cooperative Fund of Judges Ali Ibrahim and the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, Judge Mahmoud Makkiye.
During the meeting, Prime Minister Hariri reiterated his full support for the judiciary at all levels and his readiness to coordinate with them for all their administrative, organizational and financial affairs. For their part, the judges proposed ideas that could reflect positively on public finances.
Hariri also received the Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon, Ashraf Dabbour, who said after the meeting: I discussed with Prime Minister Hariri the situation of the Palestinians and their rights to work and live in dignity. We spoke about the Ministerial committee that he heads and he promised to call for a meeting soon. I perceived his keenness about the Palestinians so they can live a dignified life in this hospitable country.
He then met with the President of the Association of Banks in Lebanon Joseph Torbey and the Secretary General of the Association Wissam Fattouh.
After the meeting, Torbey said: We briefed Premier Hariri on the activities of the Association, most importantly the annual meeting that will be held in Lebanon on November 27th. A wide range of Arab bankers, central bank governors, investment funds and international fund will attend it. It will be an opportunity to mobilize the friends of Lebanon and its brothers in the Arab private sector to show the Lebanese situation as it is, far from the political tensions.There will be an important session in which very important financial figures will participate, about investment in Lebanon, including the CEDRE Conference, which is based largely on Arab financing.
Hariri also received a delegation from the World Food Program WFP that included its regional director for the Middle East, Muhannad Hadi, and its Lebanon director Abdallah Al Wardat.
After the meeting, Hadi said: Our relationship with Lebanon is a partnership. It was a constructive meeting and we listened to the Prime minister's opinion on the WFP's assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, the school projects and the projects to combat poverty. Prime Minister Hariri gave us important guidelines. We appreciate these guidelines and look forward to improving the performance of the organization in Lebanon.
Source: National News Agency