‘Strong Lebanon’ Bloc tackles government formation issue, warns against smuggling State-owed funds

The Strong Lebanon Parliamentary Bloc convened on Friday under Caretaker Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Minister Gebran Bassil at the Free Patriotic Movement's headquarters in Mirna Shallouhi, with discussions focusing on the prevailing political issues and the general situation in the country, most prominently the new government formation.

Developments following President Michel Aoun's speech yesterday also featured high during the meeting, with Bloc members voicing commitment to its content.

On a different note, the Bloc warned against "the process of extracting or smuggling funds owed to the State," stressing on pursuing the matter through legislations or possible legal means.

It is to note that Deputy Speaker Elie Ferzli, Lebanese Democratic Party Chief, MP Talal Arslan, and Tashnaq Party Secretary-General, MP Hagop Paqradounian, attended the meeting.

Source: National News Agency