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Hariri meets with US Ambassador, Press Syndicate Dean

Prime Minister Saad Hariri met this afternoon at Center House with United States Ambassador to Lebanon, Elizabeth Richard, with the general situation and bilateral relations topping their discussion.

Later, PM Hariri conferred with Press Syndicate Dean, Aouni El-Kaaki, over the current prevailing conditions in the country. On emerging, Kaaki expressed his appreciation for the Prime Minister's continuous optimism despite the difficult circumstances that Lebanon is witnessing.

"God willing, things will be settled and we will finalize the budget and benefit from the opportunity of the Cedar Conference, since the country is in dire need of it," he added.

Marine Tourism Institutions Head, Jean Beirouti, also called on the Prime Minister today, accompanied by Restaurant Owners' Syndicate Head, Toni El-Rami.

Following the meeting, Beirouti said they had fruitful talks where they tackled various issues pertaining to the country's economic situation. He disclosed that the Prime Minister hoped for achieving a decreased-deficit budget, so that Lebanon can move on to the implementation phase of the Cedar Conference and revive its economy.

In turn, El-Rami said he was optimistic that the country would witness a blooming and flourishing touristic season, and urged all media to keep us with this season with all positivity.

Source: National News Agency