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MIKATI REQUESTS FURTHER EXAMINATION REGARDING APPOINTMENT OF CUSTOMS OFFICERS, EMPHASIZES NEED TO APPROACH MATTER OBJECTIVELY

MIKATI REQUESTS FURTHER EXAMINATION REGARDING APPOINTMENT OF CUSTOMS OFFICERS, EMPHASIZES NEED TO APPROACH MATTER OBJECTIVELY


Caretaker Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, on Tuesday addressed during the Cabinet session the agenda item concerning the Ministry of Finance’s request to resolve the dispute occurring within the Higher Customs Council regarding the appointment of successful candidates in the recruitment competition for the Customs Directorate.

“I do not permit the transfer of the dispute that occurred within the Higher Customs Council to the level of ministers, nor do I allow any party or political faction to exploit this issue with populist rhetoric in pursuit of gains or scoring points,’ Mikati said.

“I am keen to address this issue out of concern for everyone, national unity, and to avoid any disputes at any level within the Cabinet, especially since the issue has sectarian implications. I requested further examination while reaffirming the previous Cabinet’s decision. I call on everyone to approach the matter objectively, away from sectarian exploitation,’ Mikati added.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon