Prime Minister Saad Hariri visited today the Constitutional Council’s headquarters in Hadath and submitted to its president Issam Suleiman a declaration of his assets.

He said: “I submitted to the Constitutional Council a declaration of assets. This shows that the system in Lebanon is working. This is my constitutional duty, and I will do everything requested from me as a Prime minister. President Michel Aoun and I will work to preserve transparency.”

Hariri also received at the Grand Serail the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East of the Syriac Catholic Church, Archbishop Ignatius Joseph III Younan, who said after the meeting: “I was happy to visit Prime Minister Hariri and I congratulated him on his safe return from his visit abroad.

We discussed the important request of the Syriac Catholic and Orthodox churches to have two MPs, a Catholic and an Orthodox. The Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II and I had presented this in a joint document, when we met with the Parliamentary electoral commission, in the presence of the Future Movement’s representative MP Ahmad Fatfat.

We reminded him that the Syriacs are an authentic component of Lebanon, and we are seeking the support of Prime Minister Hariri. We also proposed a name for the Constitutional council and invited him to attend the annual celebration of Saint Ephrem, the patron of the Syriac church.”

He added: “Prime Minister Hariri expressed his understanding, and promised to study all our demands with the concerned persons. He expressed his willingness to meet the rightful demands in the public administration.”

Hariri also met with the Executive Secretary of ESCWA, Dr. Rima Khalaf who said: “I visited Prime Minister Hariri to congratulate him on the formation of the government and at the same time it is a farewell visit on the occasion of the end of my duties next March.”

Source: National News Agency

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri visited today the Constitutional Council's headquarters in Hadath and submitted to its president Issam Suleiman a declaration of his assets.He said: 'I submitted to the Constitutional Council a declaration of assets. This shows that the system in Lebanon is working. This is my constitutional duty,...