Lebanon's government once again missed a self-imposed deadline to agree the state draft budget, scheduling a final session for Friday.
The tender deadline is May 28.
Overall renewable energy contributions to the national power mix will increase to 20%, says minister
The move came after the U.S. government announced that it decreased tariffs on Turkish iron and steel imports to 25% from 50% last week
Proposals were put forward to speed up tender floating procedures
UAE reiterated its support for the establishment of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital
Only three trading companies took part: CHS, Nibulon and Ameropa.
But Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, however, suggested the debate may go on. "The budget is done when it's done," he told reporters.
Houthi also targeted an arms depot at Najran airport in Saudi Arabia
The cuts came during the Cabinet’s 16th session on the budget, chaired by Prime Minister Saad Hariri, in which ministers sought to further slash public spending