Lebanon’s Future bloc, on Tuesday, convened at the Centre House, under the chairmanship of bloc head, Fouad Siniora, to address the overall situation in the country.

In a statement issued in the wake of the periodic meeting, the bloc hailed the Biel electoral festival, called forth by the Future Movement, deeming it as a national event.

The bloc heaped praise on the electoral programme, announced at the Biel Festival, and the names of the selected candidates running on the Future Movement’s list, in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

On the other hand, the bloc wished Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, success at the Rome II Conference, in support of the army and the Lebanese security forces, hoping that this conferences would be an opportunity to demonstrate the commitment of the international community and the Arab brethren, to support the Lebanese state and its institutions, as well as, Lebanon’s economy and stability.

Future bloc also welcomed the declaration of President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, that the national defence strategy would be on-the-table, after the parliamentary elections.

The bloc deemed this declaration as a “step towards strengthening the state and its institutions, and resolving the arms’ issue within the framework of national consensus, which maintains the country’s sovereignty and stability.”

The bloc also hailed the government’s endorsement of the 2018 draft state budget, saying, such an endorsement contributes to restoring the regularity of public finances.

The Bloc also considered that the passing of the 2018 budget, shall contribute to anchoring some reforms, in support of efforts to promote economic and financial stability in Lebanon and pave the way for the success of the government’s investment programmes, forwarded to the international conference to be held in Paris.

Source: NAM News Network