Mashnouq welcomes Zahle lawmakers, Shehayeb

FEBRUARY 19, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Nohad Mashnouq, on Thursday discussed the current general situation in Lebanon and the Bekaa region, with Zahle Deputies Bloc, comprising lawmakers Antoine Abu khater, Assem Araji, and Joseph Maalouf.

Talks mainly featured high on the security plan currently implemented in Bekaa.

“We visited Minister Mashnouq as the bloc of Zahle Deputies, in addition to former Minister Salim Warde, and we heaped praise on the security plan executed by the security forces in North and Central Bekaa. It is a very good step, which we hope to be continuous and permanent,” Abu Khater told reporters following the meeting.

Later on, Mashnouq met with Minister of Agriculture, Akram Shehayeb, over the current situation in Lebanon and the broader Arab region, in light of the most recent developments.

The pair also dwelt on an array of affairs relevant to the two ministries.

SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY- LEBANON