Download AMAN Application from Apple store and Google play                                Follow us on : Twitter - Facebook - YouTube - Instagram

STATUTES GENERAL ASSEMBLY SECRETARY GENERAL CONTACTS Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram
Daily News
NNA - Le ministre des Déplacés salue le rôle historique de la Russie au Liban
ANI – Le ministre des Déplacés,Talal Arslan, en visite a Moscou, a rappelé du role ' historique ' de la Russie au Liban depuis le 19e siècle
NNA - Speaker of the House welcomes UN's newly appointed Acting United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon
Pernille Dahler Kardel of Denmark - the newly appointed Acting United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL), visited on Thursday Speaker of
CNA - Cyprus economy’s momentum examined at Economist event in London
CNA-Thanasis Gavos-UK/London - An overall very positive picture of the Cypriot economy, notwithstanding specific challenges, was drawn by the speakers
CNA - Department of Taxation accepts 5,990 arrangements for overdue tax debts
CNA - Nicosia - Approximately 5,990 arrangements for overdue tax debts of about € 191,6 million have been made by Tuesday evening, according to the
Lusa - Business News - Angola: Opposition wants repatriated funds classed as 'extraordinary receipts'
Luanda,Dec.14 (Lusa)- Angola’s main opposition party, UNITA, called on Thursday for funds deposited abroad that are repatriated under new provisions
EFE - SPAIN CYCLING - Movistar team presents its star cyclists Quintana, Valverde, Landa in Madrid
Madrid, Dec 14 (EFE).- With eyes on the elusive Tour de France, the only Grand Tour absent from the team's trophy cabinet, the Movistar team on Thursd
Cooperation with Greece and Egypt reinforces efforts to tackle challenges in the region, Defence Minister says
CNA - Nicosia - The tripartite cooperation among Cyprus, Greece and Egypt strengthens efforts to tackle common challenges and threats in the region,
Lusa - Business News - Angola: Tax take from oil exports up 20% on month as prices hit 2-year high
Luanda, Dec. €14 (Lusa) – Angola’s tax revenues from oil exports increased by 20% in November, to the equivalent of €755 million, the largest
Lusa - Business News - Porutgal: Country's actual individual consumption per head 82% of EU average
Brussels, Dec.14(Lusa)– Actual individual consumption (AIC) per head in Portugal in 2016 stood at 82% - that is 18% below the European Union average
HINA - Commercial trade union asks employers to give workers days off during holidays
ZAGREB,Dec14 (Hina)- The Commercial Trade Union of Croatia (STH) asked employers in the retail sector on Thursday to give workers days off on December
HINA - Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts seen as autonomous, relying on science, ethics
ZAGREB, Dec 14 (Hina) - The Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU) on Thursday presented its activities this year, with president Zvonko Kusic
CNA - Consumption per capita varies between 53% and 132% across the EU, at 91% in Cyprus
CNA - Athanasios Athanasiou - Brussels - Consumption per capita varied between 53% and 132% of the EU average, in 2016, according to Eurostat,
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Time for Europe to 'reap the benefits' - Centeno
Lisbon, Dec. 14(Lusa)– The Portuguese finance minister and recently-elected president of the Eurogroup, Mário Centeno, said on Thursday it was time
CNA - President welcomes the approval of the 2018 state budget
CNA - CYPRUS/Nicosia - President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades welcomed today the approval of the 2018 state budget, describing the budget one of
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Renewable energy company wins Canadian auction
Lisbon, Dec. 14 (Lusa) – Portuguese renewable energy company EDP Renováveis (EDPR) told the Portuguese Stock Exchange Commission (CMVM) on Thursday
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: CMVM warns of investing in 'bitcoin'
Lisbon,Dec.14(Lusa)–The Portuguese Stock Exchange Commission(CMVM) warned on Thursday about the risk of investing in products related with 'bitcoin'
Lusa - Business News - Angola: Oil cannot be only resource - Sonangol manager
Lisbon,Dec14(Lusa)–The concessions manager at Angolan oil company Sonangol,António Feijó Junior,said on Thursday that oil cannot be the country’
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Top headlines on Thursday
Lisbon,Dec.14 (Lusa)– The scandal surrounding rare disease charity ‘Rarissimas’ has now spread to the social security minister and is dominating
NNA - Prime Minister Saad Hariri : No reason to fear for the banking sector


NNA - Prime Minister Saad Hariri said that there is no reason to fear for the Lebanese banking sector because Lebanon is one of the few countries that implement the American law on its banks, adding that the US Treasury and the Lebanese Central Bank cooperate together and Lebanon implements all laws imposed by Congress.
Hariri’s words came in reply to a question about the statement made by the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir about the Lebanese banks. Hariri was addressing last night in the “Center House” a large delegation of economic bodies and businessmen from Tripoli and the North.
He praised the decision reached yesterday in the Council of Ministers, stressing that it was a government decision with the commitment of all political parties represented in the government to dissociate from the internal affairs of the Arab countries and the struggles and wars in the region. He added that he will personally follow up the implementation of the decision.
He said: “Everyone knows the difficult times we experienced in the last months, but the main objective was to focus on the stability of the country because without stability and security there won’t be prosperity or economy. I suspended my resignation at the request of the President but after the commitment to dissociation, in deeds and not in words, I withdrew my resignation and I will personally follow up the execution of dissociation because any non-compliance will put Lebanon once again in the circle of danger. The issue is not about Saad Hariri but about Lebanon and the interest of the Lebanese people who are aware that their basic interest is with the Gulf States and the Arab brothers.”

He added: “North Lebanon may have been neglected at some time, but this government held several meetings for all governorates with the focus on the North. We also decided to hold a cabinet meeting in Tripoli which we hope will take place and will issue important decisions related to the North. More importantly we worked on a $16 billion project to invest in the infrastructure. This project is being studied with all concerned parties before being presented to cabinet and parliament.”
Hariri continued: “We and Hezbollah are at odds on several issues that we couldn’t agree on and we had two choices: either to step up our political differences and raise the level of tensions in the country or recognize that we are at odds with Hezbollah and start taking care of the economic issues, the displaced, the services. This is the way I chose, it is the way that was adopted by Martyr Prime Minister Rafic Hariri and it succeeded in realizing achievements in the country. Others prefer to escalate the political rhetoric but I think that people need achievements in all fields.”
He concluded: “Our relations with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States are very good and will improve continuously. The disassociation policy is the only path that will save the country. I am very proud that we reached it and issued a governmental decision in this respect, not just a statement.”

Then a discussion took place between Premier Hariri and the attendees on the situation and the demands of Tripoli and the North. In response to a question about the statement of Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir regarding the Lebanese banks, Hariri said: “We are among the countries that best implement US laws on their banks, particularly transparency. There is great cooperation between the American Treasury and the Lebanese Central Bank and all laws imposed by Congress are being implemented in Lebanon, so there is no reason to fear”.
At the onset of the meeting, businessman Ghassan Jisr said that the during the absence of Premier Hariri, the Lebanese understood the importance of the compromises he made since the election of the President and the formation of the government, and the steps he took to consolidate security and activate the economy.
For his part, the President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Tripoli and the North Toufic Dabboussi said that the consensus of all Lebanese on the person of Premier Hariri was the result of his long path of sacrifices, building confidence, providing peoples’ needs and patriotism. -- Media office

Agency : NNA

Date : 2017-12-07 08:05:39



Copyright © Alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies 2017