Khalil Urges Referral of Budget to Parliament, Fneish Urges Export via Syria

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Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil on Friday stressed that it is necessary to “refer the (2020) state budget to Parliament within a week,” in order to respect the constitutional deadline.

Sport and Youth Minister Mohammed Fneish of Hizbullah meanwhile said his party and its allies have tackled the issue of exporting via Syria’s al-Boukamal border crossing “from an economic angle, which is how Lebanon can benefit from this border crossing.”

“We have a chance to export to Iraq and slash transport costs,” he added.

The ministers voiced their remarks ahead of a meeting for a ministerial committee tasked with approving economic reforms.

Deputy Prime Minister Ghassan Hasbani of the Lebanese Forces meanwhile said the LF will call for “revoking the 5,000 administrative appointments that were made in violation of the law.”

“But it seems that the other parties are not enthusiastic to do so,” he added.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 2
Thumb s.o.s 11 October 2019, 22:22

Sport and Youth Minister Mohammed Fneish of Hizbullah Said “We have a chance to export to Iraq and slash transport costs,”

Is he the minister in charge of trade or transportation? Why is he sticking his dirty nose in something which doesn’t concern him. Isn’t he the brother of a notorious captagon manufacturer caught on several occasions but never incarcerated?

Thumb whyaskwhy 13 October 2019, 02:40

Hes simply saying that if the trade route is officially opened Iran and Lebanon, the terror nation will be able to dump its products and flood our market in return the Lebanese will be able to provide them with what little hard currency is left in Lebanon. Since he is a kizb member he is able to do whatever he wants there is no opposition in lebanon.