Berri meets Schneider, chairs 'Development and Liberation' bloc meeting

Wed 11 Sep 2019 at 17:50 Politics

NNA - House Speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday that there was procrastination in the implementation of the agreements reached at the Baabda economic meeting.

During his weekly "Wednesday gathering" with deputies at his Ain Tineh residence, Speaker Berri recalled that 22 articles were unanimously agreed during the Baabda economic meeting, criticizing the delay in the implementation of what was agreed upon.

Berri noted that he asked the Minister of Finance to submit the draft state budget to the government on Wednesday, in respect of constitutional deadlines.

The House Speaker announced that he has set September 24 as the date for a legislative parliamentary session to discuss and approve several bills and project laws on its agenda.

Berri also briefed his visiting lawmakers on the climate of his meeting with the US envoy, David Schenker, renewing his condemnation of the continuous economic blockade and pressures, illustrated in the targeting of the banking sector or the acts of piracy against the Lebanese in the four corners of the world.

He reiterated Lebanon's commitment to the implementation of resolution 1701, deploring Israel's violation of this resolution by air, land and sea.

On the other hand, Berri welcomed Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Minister of Economy Etienne Schneider, and an accompanying delegation.

Talks reportedly touched on the bilateral relations and cooperation between Lebanon and Luxembourg at the various levels, notably in the economic and banking domains.

Later, Berri chaired the meeting of the "Development and Liberation" parliamentary bloc.

============== L.Y


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