The Lebanese government resumes its sessions after a three-month hiatus

Today, Monday, the Lebanese government resumed its sessions after a hiatus that has continued since mid-October, following a demand by the Amal Movement and Hezbollah to dismiss the judicial investigator in the Beirut port explosion.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said at the beginning of the meeting that the interruption of government sessions from holding negatively affected the regularity of the work of the procedural authority in the country.

For his part, Prime Minister Najib Mikati stressed that the Lebanese people can no longer tolerate differences and want productive work to extricate them from crises and dangers, noting that the next government’s sessions will be full of basic issues.

After the session ended, the Lebanese Minister of Education and Acting Information Minister Abbas Al-Halabi announced that the Council of Ministers had begun studying the draft law on the country’s general budget 2022.

Al-Halabi added that the Council of Ministers will hold daily sessions, starting tomorrow, Tuesday, to complete the study of the project until it is approved and referred to the House of Representatives.

The government’s sessions were postponed as a result of the boycott of the ministers of the Amal Movement and Hezbollah after their insistence on discussing the investigation file of the Beirut port explosion, in preparation for the dismissal of the judicial investigator, Judge Tariq Al-Bitar.

And in mid-January, the movement and the party announced the return of their ministers to participate in the government’s work “in the interest of Lebanon, its people and its social security, and to prevent them from being accused of obstruction.”

Lebanon has been suffering for more than two years, the worst economic crisis in its history, which led to a record collapse in the value of the local currency against the dollar, and a shortage of medicines, fuel and other basic commodities, in addition to a sharp decline in the purchasing power of its citizens.

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