Aoun in front of economic committees: To separate external political options from Lebanese interior

NNA – President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, stressed that a nation’s uprising can solely be achieved through a popular workshop, calling for separating external political options from the Lebanese interior.

“Everyone is invited to reconstruct Lebanon,” President Aoun said on Friday during his meeting at Baabda palace with a delegation of economic committees, led by former Minister, Adnan Qassar.

President Aoun underscored that no one shall tamper with someone else’s political or religious belief, as one of the “natural conditions for coexistence and natural life in Lebanon.”

Aoun also stressed in front of the delegation that “since we are in a free economic system, work is the responsibility of everyone, on the basis of solidarity,” underlining that the status of the Lebanese pound can be ameliorated through productivity.

“Economy is the key pier of the Lebanese currency,” he said.

The President also pointed out that the contacts he received from heads of Arab and foreign countries reflect confidence in Lebanon and its better future.

On the other hand, Aoun met with Druze Sheikh Akl Naiim Hassan, who came on top of a delegation to offer congratulations to him on his election as president of the republic, wishing him success in his new presidential mission.

Aoun also met with President of the Maronite General Council, former Minister Wadih Khazen, on top of a delegation of the Council’s executive board to congratulate him on his election. Discussions focused on the general situation.

Among Baabda Palace’s other visitors for today has been former French Culture Minister and then Army Chief of Staff Brigadier General Hatem Malak.

On the other hand, Aoun continued to receive congratulatory cables on his election, notably from British Prime Minister Theresa May, and Argentinean, Pakistani and Check Presidents.