Berri meets Mikati, Parliament Bureau meeting postponed

A Parliament Bureau meeting that was scheduled for Monday was postponed, caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Thursday after meeting with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri in Ain el-Tineh.

"Some laws will be referred to the parliamentary committees to be studied, and this is why the parliament Bureau meeting was rescheduled, in order to have more laws in the coming legislative session," Mikati said.

The Parliament Bureau will discuss in its meeting the possibility of holding a legislative session.

On another note, Mikati said that there are three choices for Lebanon.

"Either we reach an agreement with the International Monetary Fund, or we manage to agree with each other, or we never agree at all," Mikati explained.

He went on to say that the political forces are responsible of reaching an agreement and that otherwise, the Lebanese people would pay the price.

Earlier on Thursday, Mikati had met with Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan at Dar al-Fatwa.

He told reporters after the meeting that he will meet with Berri and tell them whether cabinet will convene or not.

Mikati had told retired soldiers who protested their low salaries on Wednesday that he will call for a cabinet session on Monday.

Source: Naharnet

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