President Michel Aoun met Finance Minister, Ghazi Wazny, today at Baabda Palace.
Minister Wazny declared a decision to communicate with Alvarez & Marsal company, to follow-up forensic audit in Central Bank accounts, Ministries, independent interests and public institutions, whatever the nature of these accounts.
Former Minister, Salim Jreisatti, and Presidency Director-General, Dr. Antoine Choucair, attended the meeting.
After the meeting, the Finance Minister made the following statement:
“A meeting, chaired by His Excellency the President, was held today. It was decided, based on the Parliament’s Law and Cabinet decisions, to communicate with Alvarez & Marsal, to follow-up the forensic audit in the accounts of BDL, Ministries, independent interests, funds and public institutions, whatever the nature of these accounts.
Questions & Answers:
Concerning the timing of communication, the Finance Minister stated that “Communication with the company will begin today. The company sent a letter ten days ago expressing readiness to work again with the Lebanese state. It is certain that the decision, which was taken in the presence of His Excellency, will be implemented today as soon as I return to my office”.
In response to a question about the salaries of public sector employees and the fear that they will not be secured, Minister Wazny said “There is no fear for salaries. The Ministry of Finance started yesterday to pay the salaries of military and security employees, and today the salaries of civil sector employees will be disbursed. Thus all salaries and wages of all state employees, retired and others, will be paid before the end of this week”.
President Aoun also received the Minister of Industry, Mr. Imad Hobballah, and discussed with him the industrial situation in the country, the conditions in which the Lebanese factories operate and the facilities provided to them to help them move forward with the production process under the current circumstances. — Presidency Press Office
Source: National News Agency