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Kanaan meets WB delegation

Sep 11

Kanaan meets WB delegation

NNA - Head of the Finance and Budget House committee, MP Ibrahim Kanaan, met Monday at his Parliament office with a delegation of the World Bank, chaired by Anna Bjerde, Director of Strategy and Operations for the Middle East and North Africa region.

Talks reportedly touched on the current economic and financial situation in light of the recent presidential initiatives and the imminent discussion of the 2020 state budget.

During the meeting, the delegation renewed the World Bank’s readiness to provide financial and technical help for Lebanon in the upcoming phase, highlighting the importance of effectuating the required reforms, especially in the fields of electricity and partnership between the public and private sectors to pave the way for reducing deficit.

For his part, Kanaan maintained that the Lebanese government and Parliament were pursuing the implementation of the decisions related to the 2019 budget and the presidential initiatives.

'The Parliament shall play an active role to push forward in this direction,' he stressed.