AlGhanim visits Hariri: I have confidence in his ability to overcome challenges

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri held talks today at the Center House with the Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouk Al-Ghanim.

The Kuwaiti parliamentary delegation comprising of MPs Mohammad Al-Dalal, Khaled Al-Shatti and Hamidi Al Sabihi, the Kuwaiti ambassador to Lebanon Abdel-Al Al-Kinai, the caretaker Lebanese Minister of Telecommunications Jamal Jarrah, former MP Bassem Sabeh and Hariri's advisor Fadi Fawaz attended the meeting, which was followed by a closed meeting between Hariri and Al-Ghanim.

Al-Ghanim spoke to journalists and said: "I was honored to meet with Prime Minister Saad Hariri. As I said yesterday, he is Kuwait's loyal friend. We had positive discussions on various issues. I conveyed to him the greetings of His Highness the Emir and the Prime Minister and the wishes of all in Kuwait for stability, peace and a bright future for Lebanon.

I have confidence in the ability of Prime Minister Saad Hariri to overcome the many and great challenges facing Lebanon in the future. The future of Lebanon is the future of Kuwait, and the stability of Lebanon is the stability of all Arab countries, especially Kuwait. I am proud of the special bilateral relationship between the two brotherly people of Kuwait and Lebanon, and I wish everyone success.

I also thank Prime Minister Hariri for this generous invitation, which I was honored to accept, especially since economic issues are the priority of everybody in the region, and Lebanon and Kuwait are no exception. I thank him for his good hospitality, which is not strange, coming from the brothers in Lebanon or Sheikh Saad Hariri, the son of Martyr Prime Minister Rafic Hariri, who has a distinguished historical relationship with His Highness the Emir and with Kuwait."

Question: What are the most prominent economic files that you discussed, especially that the country is heading for an economic workshop after the formation of the government?

Al-Ghanim: There is a difference between parliamentary work and executive work in the government. Many files related to executive matters will be followed up by the Lebanese and Kuwaiti governments, but as I told Prime Minister Hariri, the parliament, with an overwhelming majority or even unanimity, cannot refuse any support for Lebanon and the Lebanese government. I believe in the wisdom of Prime Minister Hariri and His Highness the Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak and their ability to find the best form of cooperation to meet the economic challenges.

Source: National News Agency