"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)



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Stances Interact after Riyadh Summit, Cabinet Renews BDL Governor Term- Naharnet

President Michel Aoun chaired an ordinary cabinet meeting at the Presidential Palace in Baabda that tackled agenda items, the outcomes that emerged after the Riyadh summit and renewed the term of the Central Bank governor.
Aoun chaired the meeting in the presence of Prime Minister Saad Hariri and the ministers, NNA said.
Aoun and Hariri held a closed meeting before the session began, talks focused on the latest developments in the country.
The President touched on the circumstances that accompanied the issuance of the Riyadh summit's final statement after the departure of the Lebanese delegation, he said: "Lebanon is committed to what is stated in the oath of office and the government’s ministerial statement.”
He told the cabinet that he called the Higher Defense Council for a meeting on Friday to discuss the security situation in the country and the measures to be taken in several areas, especially during the holy month of Ramadan.
The cabinet has also reappointed Lebanon's long-serving (Banque du Liban) BDL governor Riad Salameh for another six year term.