(Update) Finance Minister discusses budget with Aoun, Adwan

APRIL 17, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Minister of Finance, Ali Hassan Khalil, convened on Friday with head of Change and Reform Bloc, MP Michel Aoun, at his Rabiyeh residence. Present at the meeting was MP Ibrahim Kenaan. Discussions reportedly focused on the budgetary issue and the salary scale.

Speaking on emerging, Minister Khalil said that discussions will be followed up later with MP Ibrahim Kanaan, especially that “endeavors are currently moving towards the possibility of discussing and approving the budget and the salary scale in one session.”

“The budget has become a priority for all,” said Khalil.

Khalil met earlier in the day with MP George Adwan for similar discussions.

The Minister is scheduled to meet with Head of Future Bloc, Fouad Siniora, upcoming week.