TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2023

Time Subject 10:00 Lebanese Press Editors Syndicate is organizing a free, intensive training course for correspondents and journalists on safety measures during coverage of war battles, at the Editors' Syndicate headquarters - Hazmieh - Lamartine Center - 4th Floor 11:00 Working meeting, with the participation of the Chairman of the Finance and Budget Committee, MP Ibrahim Kanaan, and the heads of economic and labor bodies, to discuss the issue of taxes in the draft budget law for 2024, and other draft tax laws referred to the Parliament, and their impact on the economic, social and living conditions, at the headquarters of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (to be followed by speeches by MP Kanaan and Council President Charles Arbid) 11:30 Solidarity stand with journalist Layal Al-Ikhtiyar, at the invitation of 'Media Reporters for Freedom' at Samir Kassir Square - downtown Beirut 13:00 Meeting of the coordination body of Lebanese national parties, forces and figures, at the headquarters of the Secretary-General of the Union Party, MP Hassan Murad, Tallet Al-Khayyat - Beirut 14:00 'Raising the Lebanese Flag' ceremony, held by the Businessmen Union for Support and Development 'Irada', under the patronage of the Governor of Beirut, Judge Marwan Abboud, and the Mayor of Beirut, Abdullah Darwish, at President Saeb Salam Square - Verdun Intersection - UNESCO 18:00 Roman Catholic Metropolitan of Beirut and Byblos, Bishop George Baqouni, presides over the Mass of the Feast of Our Lady's Entry into the Temple, in the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Furn El Chebbak Source: National news agency - Lebanon

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2023

Time Subject 10:00 Lebanese Press Editors Syndicate is organizing a free, intensive training course for correspondents and journalists on safety measures during coverage of war battles, at the Editors' Syndicate headquarters - Hazmieh - Lamartine Center - 4th Floor 11:00 Working meeting, with the participation of the Chairman of the Finance and Budget Committee, MP Ibrahim Kanaan, and the heads of economic and labor bodies, to discuss the issue of taxes in the draft budget law for 2024, and other draft tax laws referred to the Parliament, and their impact on the economic, social and living conditions, at the headquarters of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (to be followed by speeches by MP Kanaan and Council President Charles Arbid) 11:30 Solidarity stand with journalist Layal Al-Ikhtiyar, at the invitation of 'Media Reporters for Freedom' at Samir Kassir Square - downtown Beirut 13:00 Meeting of the coordination body of Lebanese national parties, forces and figures, at the headquarters of the Secretary-General of the Union Party, MP Hassan Murad, Tallet Al-Khayyat - Beirut 14:00 'Raising the Lebanese Flag' ceremony, held by the Businessmen Union for Support and Development 'Irada', under the patronage of the Governor of Beirut, Judge Marwan Abboud, and the Mayor of Beirut, Abdullah Darwish, at President Saeb Salam Square - Verdun Intersection - UNESCO 18:00 Roman Catholic Metropolitan of Beirut and Byblos, Bishop George Baqouni, presides over the Mass of the Feast of Our Lady's Entry into the Temple, in the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Furn El Chebbak Source: National news agency - Lebanon

SALAM MEETS WITH HIS QATARI COUNTERPART IN DOHA, BOTH AGREE TO ACTIVATE JOINT COMMITTEE

Caretaker Minister of Economy and Trade, Amin Salam, held a meeting today with the Qatari Minister of Trade and Industry, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al Abdullah Al Thani, at the ministry's headquarters in Doha. During the meeting, bilateral relations between both countries and aspects of joint cooperation were reviewed, especially in the commercial, investment, and industrial fields. Trade policies between the two countries were also discussed and it was agreed to activate the Lebanese-Qatari joint committee in preparation for holding a meeting early next year. Source: National news agency - Lebanon

KANAAN FROM THE BAR ASSOCIATION: ANY LESSON LEARNED?

MP Ibrahim Kanaan said today after casting his vote in the Bar Association elections: 'From the Palace of Justice and in Lebanon, there are elections according to their legal timing...There is no vacuum, no obstruction, no jurisprudence, and no pre-determined results. Rather, it is a democratic process par excellence and everyone congratulates the winners...Any lesson learned?!' Source: National news agency - Lebanon