Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri, stressed the “need to accelerate the adoption of the 2018 Budget by the cabinet so as to refer it to the Parliament for approval.”

“If the budget is not approved before March 5, then it is almost impossible to pass it, and the international conferences will thus be affected,” the deputies quoted Speaker Berri as saying.

He also reiterated the need to implement the laws, expressing regret that “there are 38 laws that have not been implemented yet.”

On the subject of oil and borders, Berri stressed that Lebanon is a united front in defending our sovereignty and our oil wealth and our maritime and land borders.”

“The Israeli equation (…) is absolutely unacceptable and will not pass,” the Speaker said.

Prior to Wednesday’s meeting, Berri met with General Security Chief, Major General Abbas Ibrahim, for the second time in 24 hours.

He also held a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Estonia, Sven Mekser, at the head of a delegation from the Foreign Ministry, with talks touching on the latest developments and bilateral relations.

Source: National News Agency