October 18, 2019 / 8:48 AM / a month ago

Lebanese PM may cancel cabinet meeting; plans speech: party-linked website

FILE PHOTO: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-HarirI is seen during the meeting to discuss a draft policy statement at the governmental palace in Beirut, Lebanon February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri may cancel Friday’s cabinet meeting amid nationwide protests against the government over an economic crisis, a website affiliated to his party said.

The news portal that represents Hariri’s Future Movement also said the prime minister would deliver a speech on the crisis.

Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; editing by John Stonestreet

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