Lebanon foreign minister: need more talks on draft budget - al-Manar TV

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Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil's team says cabinet needs to hold more talks over the 2019 draft budget before agreeing it, local al-Manar TV reported on Wednesday.

BEIRUT, May 22 (Reuters) - Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil's team says cabinet needs to hold more talks over the 2019 draft budget before agreeing it, local al-Manar TV reported on Wednesday.

The cabinet met on Wednesday to finalise the draft budget, which will cut the deficit to 7.6% of gross domestic product.

The information minister has said this session would be the "final reading" and the finance minister has said the draft budget is done.

(Reporting by Ellen Francis/Tom Perry; Editing by Alison Williams)

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