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Kanaan relays Berri's absolute support for Finance Committee's legislative work

Jul 06

Kanaan relays Berri's absolute support for Finance Committee's legislative work

NNA - House Speaker Nabih Berri, on Friday received at his Ain El Tineh residence the head of the Parliament's Finance and Budget Committee MP Ibrahim Kanaan, and MPs Nicolas Nahhas, Yassin Jaber, Hassan Fadlallah, Alan Aoun, Ali Ammar and Ali Fayyad.


Speaking in the wake of the meeting, MP Kanaan said they briefed Speaker Berri on the outcome of the work of the Committee, which concluded its review of the draft 2019 state budget, with the exception of pending articles and allocations, expected to be approved in one session before forwarding the final report to the Speaker.


Kanaan also relayed the Speaker's absolute support for the legislative and monitoring work carried out by the Committee over the past month, during which the Committee held more than 30 consecutive meetings.


'We confirmed to the Speaker that we can reduce the deficit by 7.59 percent if the government concurs during the general assembly,' Kanaan maintained.

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