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Bou Assi: Minister Bassil is not the one who determines LF’s size in government, but rather the Prime Minister

Caretaker Social Affairs Minister Pierre Bou Assi touched Sunday on the Lebanese Forces Party’s share in the upcoming government, saying, “It is not Minister Gebran Bassil who determines the size of LF in cabinet, but PM-designate Saad Hariri,” adding that they have discussed the issue with the PM-designate and provided him with the Bloc’s views on the subject.

“Matters at the government level cannot continue as is…The country needs a unified and common vision. We should not have 30 ministers, but an integrated government of 30 ministers,” emphasized Bou Assi during an interview with “New TV” Channel earlier today.

Over the recent naturalization decree, Bou Assi said, “Any citizen has the right to know all the decrees and laws without exception, and it is not permissible to separate between the politician and the citizen who has the full right to know.”

He declared herein that “the Strong Republic Bloc will demand Monday to read the decree of naturalization officially,” adding, “There is a wave of popular rejection of the decree and many concerns about it.”

“Our duty is not to please others but to satisfy the Lebanese people, and when there is any defect, the Bloc will not hesitate for a moment to submit appeals,” he asserted.

On the relationship with the “Free Patriotic Movement,” Bou Assi said, “The Lebanese Forces largely separates between the relation with President Michel Aoun – the President of the Republic whom we greatly respect – and the relation with Minister Gebran Bassil…and we do not regret aiding in President Aoun’s reaching Presidency and consecrating the Presidency position to a strong Christian.”

He expressed the Lebanese Forces “commitment to all the provisions stipulated by the Mehrab Agreement, for which reason the Strong Republic Bloc declared in its first statement the need to restore the relationship [with FPM] despite the pitfalls.”

“Adhering to the spirit of the Mehrab Agreement, which brought us out of the previous unrest and problems and hatred, is the compass of the next stage,” Bou Assi added, noting that the Free Patriotic Movement did not abide by a part of said Agreement.

Over the Syrian refugees’ issue, the Caretaker Social Minister reiterated that “the return of the displaced is not the duty of the Ministry of Social Affairs, but the work of the ministerial committee in charge of the matter and the government combined.”

“The Lebanese Forces advocates the return of the displaced the soonest, but not through negotiations with the Syrian regime,” Bou Assi underscored.

Source: National News Agency

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Caretaker Social Affairs Minister Pierre Bou Assi touched Sunday on the Lebanese Forces Party's share in the upcoming government, saying, 'It is not Minister Gebran Bassil who determines the size of LF in cabinet, but PM-designate Saad Hariri,' adding that they have discussed the issue with the PM-designate and...

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Bou Assi: Minister Bassil is not the one who determines LF’s size in government, but rather the Prime Minister

Caretaker Social Affairs Minister Pierre Bou Assi touched Sunday on the Lebanese Forces Party’s share in the upcoming government, saying, “It is not Minister Gebran Bassil who determines the size of LF in cabinet, but PM-designate Saad Hariri,” adding that they have discussed the issue with the PM-designate and provided him with the Bloc’s views on the subject.

“Matters at the government level cannot continue as is…The country needs a unified and common vision. We should not have 30 ministers, but an integrated government of 30 ministers,” emphasized Bou Assi during an interview with “New TV” Channel earlier today.

Over the recent naturalization decree, Bou Assi said, “Any citizen has the right to know all the decrees and laws without exception, and it is not permissible to separate between the politician and the citizen who has the full right to know.”

He declared herein that “the Strong Republic Bloc will demand Monday to read the decree of naturalization officially,” adding, “There is a wave of popular rejection of the decree and many concerns about it.”

“Our duty is not to please others but to satisfy the Lebanese people, and when there is any defect, the Bloc will not hesitate for a moment to submit appeals,” he asserted.

On the relationship with the “Free Patriotic Movement,” Bou Assi said, “The Lebanese Forces largely separates between the relation with President Michel Aoun – the President of the Republic whom we greatly respect – and the relation with Minister Gebran Bassil…and we do not regret aiding in President Aoun’s reaching Presidency and consecrating the Presidency position to a strong Christian.”

He expressed the Lebanese Forces “commitment to all the provisions stipulated by the Mehrab Agreement, for which reason the Strong Republic Bloc declared in its first statement the need to restore the relationship [with FPM] despite the pitfalls.”

“Adhering to the spirit of the Mehrab Agreement, which brought us out of the previous unrest and problems and hatred, is the compass of the next stage,” Bou Assi added, noting that the Free Patriotic Movement did not abide by a part of said Agreement.

Over the Syrian refugees’ issue, the Caretaker Social Minister reiterated that “the return of the displaced is not the duty of the Ministry of Social Affairs, but the work of the ministerial committee in charge of the matter and the government combined.”

“The Lebanese Forces advocates the return of the displaced the soonest, but not through negotiations with the Syrian regime,” Bou Assi underscored.

Source: National News Agency

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Caretaker Social Affairs Minister Pierre Bou Assi touched Sunday on the Lebanese Forces Party's share in the upcoming government, saying, 'It is not Minister Gebran Bassil who determines the size of LF in cabinet, but PM-designate Saad Hariri,' adding that they have discussed the issue with the PM-designate and...

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