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Lebanon to pass 2017 budget this week: minister

Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil speaks during a press conference at the Beirut airport during the inauguration ceremony of the new Lebanese Customs department, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

This article was amended on Wednesday, August 24 2016

A previous version of the article said the budget would be for the year 2016, based on remarks carried by the National News Agency. The state budget bill will in fact be for the year 2017. The Daily Star regrets this error. 




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