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|09 January, 2019

Lebanon's Berri urges postponement of Arab Economic Summit, MPs say

Lebanon had failed to agree a new government.

BEIRUT- Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri called on Wednesday for an Arab Economic Summit due to take place this month in Beirut to be postponed because Lebanon had failed to agree a new government.

Berri asserted "again the necessity of having Syria participate in such a summit", lawmakers from his parliamentary bloc quoted him as saying after a meeting.

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(Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Kevin Liffey) ((Ellen.Francis@thomsonreuters.com))

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