Jreij: Council of Ministers to resume budget talks Tuesday

APRIL 16, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) The Council of Minister has winded up Thursday’s cabinet session, which was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Tammam Salam.

In the wake of the session, Information Minister, Ramzi Jreij, said that agreement between convening ministers had been set on resuming 2015 budget talks in another session to be held next Tuesday.

“The Minister of Finance has presented a detailed explanation of the draft budget items and confirmed an increase in revenues and ongoing work to keep them increasing by means of limiting real-estate and other sources of squandering.

Minister Jreij also relayed the cabinet’s approval to appoint the Minister of Agriculture to follow up on the case of the detained drivers after the total blockage of the Syrian-Jordanian borders.