Thursday, 17 Oct 2019

GEAGEA CHAIRS ‘STRONG LEBANON’ BLOC MEETING, DEPLORES ATTACK ON SAUDI OIL FACILITIES

The "Strong Republic" bloc on Tuesday held its regular meeting in Maarab under the chairmanship of Lebanese Forces Party leader Samir Geagea.

The meeting took place in the presence of Vice Prime Minister Ghassan Hasbani, Minister of Labor, Kamil Abu Sleiman, and Minister of Social Affairs, Richard Kouyoumjian.

Speaking in the wake of the meeting, Geagea deplored the recent attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, voicing solidarity with the Kingdom.

"The Saudi people are always by our side in all difficulties. From here, we express our solidarity with Saudi Arabia," Geagea said, indicating that the attack has affected the entire economy of the kingdom.

On the other hand, Geagea called on the Lebanese authorities to act with a minimum level of credibility and seriousness in terms of the decisions issued by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).

"Some people take lightly the decisions of the STL, which has an acceptable level of credibility," Geagea said. "Fifty states participate in the STL, it is not a matter to be taken lightly. The Lebanese authorities are required to act with a minimum level of credibility and seriousness."

Turning to the state budget draft 2020, Geagea announced that the LF is preparing a work paper with a full set of measures to ensure the 2020 budget meets all aspirations.

"We will do our best to develop the best possible vision for 2020 budget, so that it is not a copy of 2019 budget. Otherwise, we will oppose," Geagea maintained.

Source: National News Agency

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