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Mikati chairs meeting at Grand Serail, meets Caretaker Foreign Minister, discusses situation with Grand Serail visitors
Thursday, Mar 21, 2024

NNA - Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Thursday chaired a meeting at the Grand Serail, attended by Caretaker Minister of Finance Dr. Youssef Khalil, Caretaker Minister of State for Administrative Development Affairs Najla Riachi, the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers Judge Mahmoud Makiya, the Director-General of the Ministry of Finance, George Maarawi, the President of the Central Inspection, Judge George Attia, Head of the Civil Service Council, Nisreen Machmouchi, and PM Mikati’s Advisor, former Minister Nicolas Nahas.

At the conclusion of the meeting, Caretaker Premier Mikati issued a circular on the attendance compensation for public sector employees.

On the other hand, Premier Mikati met at the Grand Serail with Caretaker Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib, with whom he discussed ministry affairs.

Speaking following the meeting, Minister Bou Habib said: “I discussed with the Premier a number of current Lebanese and regional issues and developments in the south, in addition to the situation of UNRWA, and the issue of peace in the Middle East. Our views were identical. We want Lebanon’s independence and sovereignty, we are not war seekers, and we want the war to stop.”

The Prime Minister later received at the Grand Serail the Chairman of the Housing Bank Board of Directors, Antoine Habib, accompanied by Board Member Tawfiq Naji. The bank's projects and the efforts made to ensure the continuity of loans were presented.

Mikati also received MP Walid Al-Baarini, with discussions touching on north Lebanon related issues as well as the current situation of the public sector.

Mikati then had audience with MP Ahmed Rustom.

Among Premier Mikati’s itinerant visitors for today had been Head of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), former MP Assaad Hardan.

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