House Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Friday welcomed at the Second Presidency a joint delegation from the Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers and the League of Arab States, in presence of Caretaker Social Affairs Minister, Hector Hajjar.

The delegation included Head of the Executive Office of the Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers, Minister of Social Development in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Ayman Al-Mufleh, Minister of Social Solidarity in the Arab Republic of Egypt, Nevin Al-Kabbaj, Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the Social Affairs Sector in the League of Arab States Ambassador Dr. Haifa  Abu Ghazaleh, Secretary General of the Union of Arab Chambers, Khaled Al-Hanafi, and Head of the Technical Secretariat of the Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers in the League of Arab States, Plenipotentiary Minister Tariq Al-Nabulsi.

The delegation briefed Speaker Berri on the agenda of the Conference of the Arab Ministers of Social Affairs held in Beirut.

On the other hand, Speaker Berri received congratulatory cables on his election as House Speaker for a new term, notably from Kuwaiti Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al Mohammad Al Sabah,  President of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (AIPU), Fawzia bint Abdulla Zainal, and Jordanian House Speaker Lawyer Abdul Karim Al-Daghmi.

For the same purpose, Speaker Berri received a congratulatory phone call from Speaker of the Palestinian National Council, Rawhi Fattouh.

Source: National News Agency