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Berri: I will ask for Cabinet to convene to approve budget

Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri, said in a chat with reporters after meeting with PM-designate Saad Hariri, who left Ain El-Tineh without giving any statement, "that Hariri is intensifying his efforts," hoping to "see a government birth in less than a week."

"Prime Minister Hariri says that, within a week or less, God willing, the government will see the light, he said in response to a question.

Berri stressed that his relation with President Michel Aoun was "excellent".

"I know what is in the interest of the country. If there no conclusive progress is made this week in terms of forming the government, I will ask for the convening of the cabinet to approve the draft budget, in addition to the possibility of holding legislative sessions," he said.

In response to a question, the House Speaker said: "The country needs a government first and foremost, especially since the Israeli aggressions are not only on Syria but also on Lebanon because the skies of Lebanon are always being used. () Ay developments can threaten the fate of the country. It is now time for everyone to rise above their internal tensions and personal conflicts."

Source: National News Agency