Finance Minister says possibility of reaching an understanding regarding Mountain incident exists

Minister of Finance, Ali Hassan Khalil, stressed Sunday that the possibility of reaching an understanding over the events of the Mountain incident still stands, adding that communication has resumed in this respect to reach a solution.

“It is important for us to have the ability to establish reconciliation in parallel with a judicial, security and political follow-up, in order to contain the problem,” Khalil added.

“The priority that House Speaker Nabih Berri has adopted since the first day has been to work on three levels: justice, security and politics, and through their integration we can know who is responsible while at the same time working to open doors of understanding and reconciliation,” he explained.

Minister Khalil’s words came before a delegation including heads of unions, municipalities and mukhtars from the region of Hasbaya in South Lebanon who visited him at his Khiyam residence earlier today, headed by MP Anwar El-Khalil.

The delegation thanked Khalil for his help in the annual budget through providing them with financial support for their olive plantations.

“It is the duty of the state to ensure the survival and steadfastness of citizens in their villages, and the issue of oil support is one of the simple duties of the state towards the people of this region, and we will complete this step with more projects for the region of Marjayoun and Hasbaya,” Khalil underlined.

The Minister highlighted the need for “preserving our unity and our inner circle,” and to make sure that differences remain in politics without being reflected on the ground and threatening stability and security in the region.

Source: National News Agency