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House Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Thursday received at his Ain el-Tineh residence a parliamentary delegation of Bekaa-Baalbek Hermel MPs, with whom he discussed the country’s general situation and relevant developmental affairs, in particular Beirut-Bekaa tunnel project and Arab Highway rehabilitation.


The delegation comprised MPs Ghazi Zeaiter, Cesar Maalouf, al-Walid Sukkarieh, Abdel Rahim Mrad, Mohammad al-Karaawi and Salim Aoun.


Speaking in the name of the delegation on emerging, MP Zeaiter said that talks also dwelt on the Lebanese-Syrian relations, whereby he indicated that coordination and opening borders with Syria is a mutual interest for the two countries.


Speaker Berri also met with Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) Head, MP Gibran Bassil, with whom he discussed the general situation, in particular the economic and financial conditions.


Following the meeting which lasted more than one hour and a half, MP Bassil left Ain el-Tineh without giving any statement.


On another level, Berri received a phone call from his Jordanian counterpart, President of the Arab Parliamentary Union, Atef Al Tarawneh, with whom he discussed the situation on the regional scene in light of the Israeli plan to annex parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley.


Source: National News Agency

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