Hariri meets with Kubis, chairs reforms committee

The President of the Council of Ministers Saad Hariri received this evening at the Grand Serail the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis and discussed with him the latest local and regional developments.

Earlier, Hariri chaired the Ministerial committee tasked with studying the economic and financial reforms, in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Ghassan Hasbani and Ministers Ali Hassan Khalil, Mohammad Fneish, Jamal Jarrah, Mansour Bteich, Mohammed Choucair, Saleh Gharib, Salim Jreissati, Youssef Fenianos, Camille Abu Suleiman and Adel Afiouni and a number of advisors.

After the meeting, Minister Jarrah said: "The committee continued discussing the paper presented by the ministers of the Lebanese Forces and decided to put on the agenda of the Council of Ministers tha draft law on tenders for discussion and approval. We also asked the Minister of Energy to submit a report to the committee or the Council on the development of work on the electricity plan that was approved by the Council last April. We are also in the process of completing the study of the draft customs law that we discussed yesterday, to approve it and send it to the Council of Ministers."

He added: "We will also continue studying a number of urgent draft laws in the committee and in the Council of Ministers in order to approve them as soon as possible, the most important of which is the tenders law, which will now be approved and sent to the Parliament as a separate law.

We also decided to hold tenders for scanners to be placed at the borders in order to control customs evasion, in addition to other measures that will be approved during the next meeting tomorrow at 2 pm."

Source: National News Agency