On Tuesday, House Speaker Nabih Berri welcomed the new Dean of the Beirut Bar Association, Fadi Masri, and the newly elected Bar Council at the Second Presidency in Ain El-Tineh. The meeting, attended by the former Dean Nader Kaspar, addressed various union affairs and lawyers’ demands.
Speaker Berri stressed the urgent need for a swift presidential election to ensure the proper functioning of institutions amid the current circumstances.
Berri emphasized the significant role the Bar Association can play in legislative development alongside the Parliament. Dean Masri echoed the importance of promptly electing a president for the regular functioning of institutions.
In another meeting at Ain El-Tineh, Berri received a delegation from the Sovereign Front, including MPs Camille Chamoun, Major General Ashraf Rifi, Razi Al-Hajj, former MP Eddie Abi Al-Lamaa, and Camille Joseph Chamoun from the “Liberal Nationalist” Party. Discussions covered the general situation, recent political developments, and legislative affairs.
Berri also welcomed Melanie Hauenstein, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative for Lebanon, on a farewell visit marking the end of her mission in the country.