BERRI SAYS PARLIAMENTARY SESSION TO RATIFY BUDGET BEFORE END OF MARCH

House Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Wednesday said that the parliamentary session to ratify the 2018 draft state budget will be taking place before the end of March.

Speaker Berri’s words came during his weekly Wednesday Gathering with deputies.

The budget ratification would come ahead of the Easter holiday and the Paris Conference set to take place upcoming April 6.

Visiting Lawmakers quoted the Speaker as saying that “Lebanon has scored a new victory against the Israeli enemy in terms of land and sea borders, through the entry of the Lebanese army and UNIFIL forces into the so-called ‘B’ point and the substantiation of Lebanese maps and documents with tangible evidence and proofs on the ground.”

Speaker Berri underlined that Lebanon and the Lebanese adhere to their sovereignty and borders, whether in land or sea, as well as to all their rights and resources, saying “they [Lebanese] shall never relinquish any of them.”

On the 2018 draft state budget, Berri said that the parliamentary session to ratify 2018 budget will take place before the end of March, indicating that the Finance Committee shall hold intensive sessions to discuss the budget.

On the other hand, Berri also met with a delegation of the Union and Municipalities of Jabal Al-Rihan.

Source: National News Agency