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(Update) Mikati meets Makary, chairs meeting of ministerial committee tasked to follow up on repercussions of financial crisis, discusses general affairs with Tripoli delegation, Tobacco Administration "Regie" delegation

NNA - Caretaker Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, on Friday chaired at the Grand Serail a meeting by the ministerial committee tasked to follow up on the repercussions of the financial crisis on the activity of state institutions. 

The meeting was attended by Caretaker Ministers of Education and Higher Education Judge Abbas Al-Halabi, Justice Judge Henry Khoury, Defense Maurice Sleem, Dr. Finance Youssef Khalil, Administrative Development Najla Riachi, Industry George Boujikian, Public Health Dr. Firas Abiad, Telecommunications Minister Johnny Corm, Interior and Municipalities Judge Bassam Mawlawi, Labor Mustafa Bayram, and Public Works and Public Works and Transportation, Ali Hamieh.

Also attending the meeting had been Director General of the Presidency of the Republic, Dr. Antoine Choucair, Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers Judge Mahmoud Makiya, Head of the Civil Service Council, Nisreen Machmouchi, and Director-General of the Ministry of Finance, Georges Maarawi.

Earlier on Friday, the Prime Minister had an audience with Minister of Information, Ziad Makary, with whom he broached an array of ministerial affairs, as well as the situation of "Tele Liban".

Caretaker PM also received at the Grand Serail President Mikati received a delegation from the city of Tripoli, which included Mufti of Tripoli and the North, Sheikh Mohammad Imam, Archbishop of the Maronite Archdiocese of Tripoli, Bishop Youssef Soueif, MPs Jamil Abboud and Elie Khoury, as well as a number of Tripoli dignitaries and figures.

On emerging, Mufti Imam said that the delegation held a tour d’horizon with the Premier bearing on the current general conditions in the country, especially in Tripoli and northern Lebanon.

Mikati also met with a delegation from the Tobacco Administration "Regie" headed by its Director General, Nassif Seqlawi.

As per a statement, “the delegation briefed the Prime Minister on the administration's achievements in the year 2022, and on the obstacles facing the institution in relation to the implementation of the public procurement law."

Seqlawi extended an invitation to Premier Mikati to visit the “Regie” to have a closer look see at the institution’s achievements.

The Prime Minister later welcomed the Lebanese Ambassador to Egypt and the League of Arab States, Ali Al-Halabi.

 

==========R.H., L.Y

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