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HOURY: THERE IS A CONSENSUS ON APPROVING SALARY SCALE IN UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Future Bloc Member, MP Ammar Houry, pointed Saturday to existing consensus among political forces in the country to endorse the salary scale in the next legislative session.

"There is a consensus among all political forces to approve the salary scale issue in the upcoming legislative session," Houry disclosed during an interview to "Voice of Lebanon" Radio Station, noting that discussions are focusing on finding balance in numbers without imposing any additional burdens on citizens.

Houry stressed on "the need for reform within State institutions alongside the endorsement of the salary scale dossier." He also called for securing new resources to cover the salary scale's expenses, in case they exceeded 1,200 billion Lebanese pounds, so as not to shake the State's budget stability nor tamper with its monetary and financial status.

Moreover , the lawmaker reiterated that "fighting corruption is a top priority for the government."

Commenting on the Syrian displaced file, the MP reminded that the "Future Bloc, from the beginning, called for organizing and controlling the Syrian refugees' influx process."

In this context, Houry staunchly refused any direct communication with the Syrian government over the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland, emphasizing that "the International bodies are the ones devoted to carrying out such direct negotiations with the Syrian regime and not Lebanon."

Furthermore, Houry considered that the "Lebanese army is the only force that should launch an operation to flush out militants."

He concluded that Prime Minister Saad Hariri is preparing a detailed dossier to be discussed during his upcoming visit to the United States, in search of the most appropriate solution to secure a safe return for the displaced.

Source: National News Agency