Hariri Chairs 'Final' Budget Panel Meeting before Finalizing Discussions

Prime Minister Saad Hariri chaired the meeting of the nine-member ministerial committee tasked with discussing the 2018 draft budget at the Grand Serail.

The session is expected to be the last one before the budget is referred to the Parliament.

It was held in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani, Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil, Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil, Telecommunications Jamal Jarrah, Minister of Economy Raed Khoury, Planning Affairs Minister Michel Pharaon, Minister of State for Administrative Reform Mohammed Fnesih, Public Works Minister Youssef Fenianos, and Fouad Fleifel, the Cabinet's secretary-general.

The panel is expected to make its final assessment of the amendments made to the draft budget before it is referred to the Parliament for approval.

Source: Naharnet

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