The decision came after Berri chaired a meeting of Parliament’s Secretariat at his Ain al-Tineh residence.
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Speaker Nabih Berri said Wednesday that Parliament would meet in two day-and-night legislative sessions later this month to study and approve a raft of draft laws and proposals listed on the agenda. The decision came after Berri chaired a meeting of Parliament's Secretariat at his Ain al-Tineh residence to draw up the agenda of the legislative sessions set for Sept. 19 and 20 .It was not immediately known whether the 2017 draft state budget would be included on the agenda."There is no problem or any differences because the [draft budget] will eventually be decided by [Parliament's] general assembly," Berri was quoted as saying by a number of lawmakers. He stressed the need to implement draft laws that have been endorsed by Parliament and to avoid ignoring a large number of these laws.Lebanese Forces MP Antoine Zahra, a member of Parliament's Secretariat, said that among other things to be discussed during the legislative sessions, lawmakers would consider a draft law concerning taxes on companies commissioned to explore for oil and gas in Lebanon's territorial waters.
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