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Hariri receives Shorter, Economic and Social Council

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri received today at the Center House the British Ambassador to Lebanon Hugo Shorter on a farewell visit on the occasion of the end of his mission.

Hariri also received the board of the Economic and Social Council, headed by the Council President Charles Arbid, who said after the meeting: "We received guidance from Prime Minister Hariri and conveyed to him the economic and social concerns. We also talked about the topics we are working on in the Council, most importantly the housing loans through the development of a housing policy.

We discussed foreign labor competition, and how to stimulate the productive sectors based on the economic study due to be issued soon. We informed him of the results of the meetings held periodically with economic representatives of parties. There is convergence as the economic concerns are shared ones and the Council is the right place to hold discussions about them. We briefed the Prime Minister regarding the work of the committees within the Council and we are waiting for the formation of the government to exchange views and look into the proposals that will be sent to us. We can say that the Council is back to work."

Source: National News Agency

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