"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Monday, March 20, 2017

Hariri Receives Geagea for Talks on Pressing Issues- Naharnet

Prime Minister Saad Hariri received on Sunday evening at the Center House, Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea where talks focused on several pivotal issues.
The meeting which lasted two hours and included a working dinner, tackled the parliamentary electoral law, Lebanon's 2017 budget plan, the long-stalled salary scale and the general situation in the country, Hariri's media office said in a statement on Monday.
Geagea was accompanied by Information Minister and the meeting was held in the presence of Culture Minister Ghattas Khoury and Nader Hariri, Hariri's chief of staff, added the statement.
The meeting comes after a long day of public protests witnessed in the capital Beirut complaining about the imposition of new taxes in a bid to fund the salary scale.
Thousands of protesters flocked to the Riad al-Solh Square in downtown Beirut on Sunday to voice rejection of the new taxes that the parliament has approved as part of measures aimed at funding the long-stalled new wage scale.