MP Ibrahim Kanaan speaks during a press conference at the Parliament in Beirut, Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (The Daily Star/Ali Fawaz, HO)
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Lebanon's Parliament is expected Wednesday to discuss the 2018 draft budget, which includes minor reforms and small cuts in government spending.Before Speaker Nabih Berri calls for a vote on the bill, the budget discussions in Parliament are expected to stretch over several days.The head of the Finance and Budget Committee MP Ibrahim Kanaan told reporters Tuesday that members of the committee have approved most ministries' budgets and have recommended a few measures to further cut spending.Kanaan added that the important message to the Lebanese community is that both the government and Parliament are determined to combat waste and unnecessary spending.The committee also reviewed other spending items in the budget and made recommendations, Kanaan added.
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