NNA - President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, on Monday afternoon met at the Baabda Palace with Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, who briefed him on the outcome of his meetings in the United States, notably with US President, Donald Trump, and a number of US officials.
Talks also reportedly touched on the current situation in the local area.
On emerging, Premier Hariri told media representatives that they discussed an array of matters on the domestic scene, saying government work shall be activated during the upcoming Cabinet session on Thursday.
In reply to a question about the salary scale issue, Hariri underlined the dire need to preserve the state budget, rejecting the notions of money lending or the accumulation of debts to secure the funding of the wage scale.
In reply to another question, Hariri stressed that the positions he proclaimed during his recent visit to the United States emanated from his keenness to protect Lebanon, citizens, and economy.
On the other hand, Hariri stressed that the Lebanese army has always enjoyed an all-inclusive political cover of all its military operations, saying "this is an essential matter."
"The government and all the political forces stand by the army," Hariri stressed.