Berri meets Bassil, agreement on oil file

Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri met on Friday afternoon at Ain el Tineh with FPM leader, Minister Gebran Bassil and in the presence of Minister Ali Hassan Khalil.

Discussions focused on the current situation and several files, particularly the oil file.

Bassil and Khalil held a press conference after the meeting.

“We discussed main issues related to the Lebanese, particularly the exploration of the oil wealth from the sea. We have agreed to approve decrees related to this file,” Khalil said.

Bassil from his part said, “We discussed the oil and gas file and ways to extract it from the Lebanese waters. We have agreed with the AMAL Movement on the points of disagreement which gives the country an opportunity for stability.”

Separately, Berri received a delegation from the Red Cross.

The delegation has suggested a proposal for the implementation of supporting program to development legal frameworks for disaster management planning in Lebanon and risk reduction in collaboration with the House of Representatives.