Hariri in Family Dinner with Pompeo at End of Washington Visit

Monday, 19 August, 2019 - 09:15
Beirut - Asharq Al-Awsat

Prime Minister Saad Hariri and his wife have hosted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife for a lunch banquet at their ranch near Washington DC at the end of the Lebanese premier’s visit to the US.

Hariri posted a photo on his Instagram account showing the two families.

During his visit to Washington, Hariri held talks with top US officials, including Pompeo, with whom he held a joint press conference.

Hariri has received assurances from the US officials on their economic and political support to his government.

Informed sources told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that a cabinet session is expected to be held on Tuesday or Wednesday at President Michel Aoun’s summer residence in Beiteddine Palace in Shouf.

Economic decisions taken at a meeting held at the presidential palace in Baabda last week are expected to be endorsed at the cabinet session.

Aoun has said he will personally tend to the implementation path of the decisions of the financial and economic meeting in cooperation with Hariri and Speaker Nabih Berri.

Hariri had announced after the Baabda meeting that a series of decisions were taken to improve the state’s fiscal program and give a boost to the economy.

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