SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 2 December 2021, Thursday |

Mikati chairs second meeting to address repercussions of financial crisis on public sector

Prime Minister Najib Mikati chaired at the Grand Serail the second meeting of the committee tasked to address the repercussions of the financial crisis on the functioning of the public sector.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Saade Chami, and Ministers of Education and Higher Education Judge Abbas Al-Halabi; Justice Judge Henry Khoury; Finance Youssef Khalil, Labor Mostafa Bayram; Public Works and Transport Ali Hamieh; State Minister for Administrative Development Affairs Ambassador Najla Riachi; Social Affairs Hector Hajjar; Industry George Bushkia; Interior and Municipalities Judge Bassam Mawlawi; and Public Health Firas Abiad.

The meeting also took place in the presence of the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers Judge Mahmoud Makkieh, Director of the Presidency of the Republic Antoine Choucair, President of the Audit Bureau, Judge Muhammad Badran, and the President of the Council for Development and Reconstruction, Nabil El-Jisr.

On the other hand, Premier Mikati met with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Abdallah Bou Habib, with talks reportedly touching on the Glasgow Climate Change Conference and the outcome of the visit of the the Adviser to the US State Department for Energy Security, the US mediator for the indirect negotiation process on the demarcation of the southern Lebanese maritime border, Amos Hochstein.

Mikati also welcomed the Greek Ambassador to Lebanon, Catherine Fountoulaki, and discussed with her the latest political developments and bilateral relations.

The PM also received the Head of the Finance and Budget Committee, MP Ibrahim Kanaan.