NNA – Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri, on Tuesday welcomed at his Ain Teeneh residence a delegation representing the gathering of national parties, forces and personalities in Lebanon, with talks featuring high on the most recent developments at the domestic scene.
“Talks with Speaker Berri touched on a number of issues, but mainly on the paramount importance of preserving unity in Lebanon,” head of the delegation, Mohammad Khawaja, said on emerging.
“This unity has saved us from many dangers, including the Zionist threat in our beloved south and the Takfiri terror along the eastern mountain chain,” Khawaja added as quoting Berri.
He also cited Berri’s assurance of holding elections on time in spring, and his rejection of any explanation or pretext to extend the term of the House of Parliament.
Earlier, Berri received a delegation of former lawyers. He also received the head of the Federation of Lebanese Chambers, Mohammed Choucair, the head of the Council of Lebanese Economists, Salah Osseiran, and the head of the Union of Mediterranean Businessmen, Jacques Sarraf.
“We discussed many important economic and tax issues, as well as other matters related to the wage hike,” Choucair said following the meeting, stressing as well the importance of the President’s support to economic bodies for the benefit of the overall national economy.