Maronite Patriarch, Mar Beshara Boutros Al-Rahi, on Friday said after meeting with President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, that things were headed in a better direction, expressing optimism after meeting with the President.
"I congratulated the President on the approval of the electricity plan; His Excellency has also reassured me that the budget will be endorsed next week," Rahi said.
"Austerity does not mean stripping people of their rights, but rather halting unnecessary squandering. (...) The anti-corruption mechanism has started and the judiciary has taken its course," he added.
Rahi finally confirmed a full understanding between President Aoun and Russian President Vladimir Putin over the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland, "contrary to media rumors".
Source: National News Agency