Speaker of the Lebanese House Nabih Berri reiterated on Wednesday his flat rejection of the extension of the current Parliament’s mandate, stressing that proportionality is Lebanon’s salvation.
“Until now, there is no agreement on a particular law, but discussions and meetings are underway to agree on a new note mode. And, as I said any law must enjoy the agreement of all parties; I will not accept any law that does not have the consent of any community. Disagreeing on the law causes rift in the country,” Berri said during a meeting with the Press Syndicate Board, headed by Aouni al-Kaaki, at Ain-el-Tineh.
Moreover, the Speaker hailed the efforts of the army and security forces in fighting terrorism, saying that anti-terror security in Lebanon is the best worldwide.
He then renewed calls for a firm security plan in Bekaa to end the recurrent abductions.
On a different note, Berri revealed that the salary scale would be endorsed within the state budget draft.
On the situation in the region, he said that there were signs of a comprehensive “détente.”
The Speaker did not fail to renew support for the press in Lebanon and for any legislation that would contribute to sustaining this sector.
Separately, Berri has discussed the current situation and latest local developments during Wednesday’s regular meeting with the lawmakers.