BERRI MEETS UN’S KUBIS, BRITISH MINISTER OF STATE FOR MIDDLE EAST AFFAIRS

House Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Thursday welcomed at his Ein El-Tineh residence the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Jan Kubis, with whom he discussed the general situation in the country.

 

As per a statement by the Parliament’s presidency press office, it indicated that the visit was an occasion during which Speaker Berri thanked the French, international and friendly countries for partaking in the conference in support of Lebanon and their recommendations.

 

Talks also touched on the decision taken unanimously by the Parliament in support of forensic audit to include all ministries, state institutions, councils and funds.

 

On the other hand, Speaker Berri met with British Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa Affairs, James Cleverly, in the presence of British Ambassador to Lebanon, Chris Rampling.

 

Talks reportedly touched on the latest developments and the current situation that Lebanon is going through at the various levels, especially the prevailing financial and economic conditions.

 

The visiting minister urged the Lebanese to show their customary unity in the face of major challenges.

 

In turn, Speaker Berri thanked Britain for its support to Lebanon, especially the army and the aid it has provided in the wake of the Beirut Port explosion. The Speaker stressed that the Lebanese rally around the same rescue goal, namely the French initiative, indicating that the Parliament is moving in this regard. Berri pointed out that the recent Parliament’s decision calling for the necessity of carrying out a broad forensic audit in addition to the approval of several reform laws falls within this context.

 

Berri also underlined the necessity to form a rescue government to prevent Lebanon’s slide towards a greater collapse.

 

Source: National News Agency

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