NNA - Prime Minister, Dr. Hassan Diab, has received today Press Syndicate Dean, Awni Al-Kaaki and Editor-in-chief of Al-Binaa newspaper, former deputy Nasser Qandil, in the presence of PM Advisor, Khodor Taleb.
After the meeting, Al-Kaaki declared: "Discussions with Prime minister featured press-related issues, as the press is currently struggling, like other institutions, due to prices’ and dollar’s surge, which affects this sector that is facing the prospect of complete work stoppage."
“We asked PM Diab to stand alongside the press sector and back it, just like the State provides support to some key sectors in the country. Lebanon has the merit of being the most important Arab country in the field of journalism. In fact, the Press has offered a lot to Lebanon, even martyrs like Riad Taha, GebranTueni, Salim al-Lawzi and Nasib al-Matni. "
The Press Syndicate confirmed that PM Hassan Diab had made direct contact with the concerned parties, to stand with the Lebanese Press and contribute to its sustainability.--PM Press office