Jamal Jarrah

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Jamal Jarrah said : “Judge Ibrahim has been leaking news to the media for a while now, in a breach of legal norms and with the aim of insult and defamation,” External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "We are at a dangerous stage," External link

nna-en Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:14:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "The Cabinet approved the installation of scanners at the border to control smuggling. It also asked all public institutions and utilities not to make any additional investment expenditure, except after the approval of the Council of Ministers, and the transfer of the surplus of these institutions on a monthly basis to the Lebanese treasury," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah stated : “If this factory exports products worth $1 million this year, and next year exports goods worth $1.2 million, it gets a 5 percent subsidy on the additional $200 thousand to encourage industrial exports,” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah announced : “We also approved the cancellation and integration of some institutions and public utilities that are unnecessary or can be incorporated in other ministries,” “The Minister of Finance was also tasked with conducting an inventory of the state’s real properties in preparation for a decision on its use. We also passed a law program over 3 years worth 470 billion Lebanese pounds, in order to implement the investment projects approved in Parliament amounting to $3.3 billion dollars,” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “At the beginning, Prime Minister Hariri and the ministers expressed their condolences to the families of martyrs Abu Mujahid and Sareini, who passed while helping to extinguish the fires that swept through many areas of Lebanon. Prime ministers Hariri and the Council of Ministers also thanked the countries that stood with Lebanon, most importantly: Greece, Cyprus, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Italy, for their efforts and assistance during the fires. We thank, of course, the Lebanese citizens and institutions that helped and stood by the official institutions, such as civil defense, fire brigade and the security forces, and helped them in all fields, turning it into a near consensus among the Lebanese people to help as much as possible, to extinguish the fires. We also thank the reporters who were injured during their coverage of the fires, and we wish them a speedy recovery, as well as all the media working all the time to inform the citizens. The HRC was tasked with carrying out the necessary statistics to determine the damage, and the Ministry of Justice opened an investigation into the cause of the fires. The Ministries of Interior and Defense were asked to report to the Council of Ministers on the causes of these fires, the obstacles they faced and the steps the Council of Ministers should take to prevent them from happening again. As for the reforms adopted today, which are very important, a decision was issued by the Minister of Finance to raise fees on imported and locally produced tobacco, and approved the installation of scanners at the border to control smuggling, and asked all public institutions and utilities not to make any additional investment expenditure, except after the approval of the Council of Ministers, and the transfer of the surplus of these institutions on a monthly basis to the Lebanese treasury, provided that the duration of this decision is a year, and the Council of Ministers will name these institutions and bodies. The Council of Ministers also approved the principle of corporatization of the port and other institutions, and a list will be issued. Electricity was postponed due to the absence of the concerned minister. We also approved the cancellation and integration of some institutions and public utilities that are unnecessary or can be included in other ministries. The Minister of Finance was also tasked with conducting an inventory of the state’s real properties in preparation for a decision on its use. We also passed a law program over 3 years worth 470 billion Lebanese pounds, in order to implement the investment projects approved in Parliament amounting to $ 3.3 billion dollars. This will be a very important boost to the economy when projects worth $ 3.3 billion are injected into the Lebanese economy. A list of CIP projects was distributed to determine the priorities and start the implementation, because there is $ 1.2 billion ready to be spent according to the priorities and importance of projects. The Ministers of Labor and Parliamentary Affairs were tasked with following up the law known as the pension law, which had already been approved by the Council of Ministers and sent to the Parliament. The Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs should follow up the matter with the Minister of Labor to quickly place it on the agenda of the Parliament. Ministers were also asked to make suggestions about a draft World Bank study on reforms. It was also decided to give a 5% subsidy to factories on additional exports. If this factory exports this year goods worth $ 1 million, and exports next year goods worth 1.2 million, it gets a 5% subsidy on the additional 200 thousand to encourage industrial exports. There is also a research on agriculture and other issues. It was agreed to transfer the McKinsey plan to the Economic Commission for consideration, and adhere to Prime Minister Hariri's circular on buying national products so they get priority in public institutions and ministries. The issue of medicine is also very important, and it was requested to reflect on tenders for all State administrations importing medicines, giving priority to generic and locally manufactured medicines. As for fuel, it was decided to buy them from the General Petroleum Corporation. Implementing regulations for electronic transactions were approved, as well as restructuring the public sector, a paper on displaced persons and approving the export declaration of origin, i.e. issuing a statement of origin describing the goods, to adopt the customs duties accordingly, to prevent smuggling and evasion of customs. Tomorrow, we will hold a cabinet meeting at 2:30 in the afternoon, we will finish the agenda and then we will continue to discuss the budget” External link

nna-en Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “At the beginning, Prime Minister Hariri and the ministers expressed their condolences to the families of martyrs Abu Mujahid and Sareini, who passed while helping to extinguish the fires that swept through many areas of Lebanon. Prime ministers Hariri and the Council of Ministers also thanked the countries that stood with Lebanon, most importantly: Greece, Cyprus, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Italy, for their efforts and assistance during the fires. We thank, of course, the Lebanese citizens and institutions that helped and stood by the official institutions, such as civil defense, fire brigade and the security forces, and helped them in all fields, turning it into a near consensus among the Lebanese people to help as much as possible, to extinguish the fires. We also thank the reporters who were injured during their coverage of the fires, and we wish them a speedy recovery, as well as all the media working all the time to inform the citizens. The HRC was tasked with carrying out the necessary statistics to determine the damage, and the Ministry of Justice opened an investigation into the cause of the fires. The Ministries of Interior and Defense were asked to report to the Council of Ministers on the causes of these fires, the obstacles they faced and the steps the Council of Ministers should take to prevent them from happening again. As for the reforms adopted today, which are very important, a decision was issued by the Minister of Finance to raise fees on imported and locally produced tobacco, and approved the installation of scanners at the border to control smuggling, and asked all public institutions and utilities not to make any additional investment expenditure, except after the approval of the Council of Ministers, and the transfer of the surplus of these institutions on a monthly basis to the Lebanese treasury, provided that the duration of this decision is a year, and the Council of Ministers will name these institutions and bodies. The Council of Ministers also approved the principle of corporatization of the port and other institutions, and a list will be issued. Electricity was postponed due to the absence of the concerned minister. We also approved the cancellation and integration of some institutions and public utilities that are unnecessary or can be included in other ministries. The Minister of Finance was also tasked with conducting an inventory of the state’s real properties in preparation for a decision on its use. We also passed a law program over 3 years worth 470 billion Lebanese pounds, in order to implement the investment projects approved in Parliament amounting to $ 3.3 billion dollars. This will be a very important boost to the economy when projects worth $ 3.3 billion are injected into the Lebanese economy. A list of CIP projects was distributed to determine the priorities and start the implementation, because there is $ 1.2 billion ready to be spent according to the priorities and importance of projects. The Ministers of Labor and Parliamentary Affairs were tasked with following up the law known as the pension law, which had already been approved by the Council of Ministers and sent to the Parliament. The Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs should follow up the matter with the Minister of Labor to quickly place it on the agenda of the Parliament. Ministers were also asked to make suggestions about a draft World Bank study on reforms. It was also decided to give a 5% subsidy to factories on additional exports. If this factory exports this year goods worth $ 1 million, and exports next year goods worth 1.2 million, it gets a 5% subsidy on the additional 200 thousand to encourage industrial exports. There is also a research on agriculture and other issues. It was agreed to transfer the McKinsey plan to the Economic Commission for consideration, and adhere to Prime Minister Hariri's circular on buying national products so they get priority in public institutions and ministries. The issue of medicine is also very important, and it was requested to reflect on tenders for all State administrations importing medicines, giving priority to generic and locally manufactured medicines. As for fuel, it was decided to buy them from the General Petroleum Corporation. Implementing regulations for electronic transactions were approved, as well as restructuring the public sector, a paper on displaced persons and approving the export declaration of origin, i.e. issuing a statement of origin describing the goods, to adopt the customs duties accordingly, to prevent smuggling and evasion of customs. Tomorrow, we will hold a cabinet meeting at 2:30 in the afternoon, we will finish the agenda and then we will continue to discuss the budget” External link

nna-en Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “As you know, the Economic and financial reform committee held several meetings and there was a positive progress in the subject of reforms. We received papers from all parties and political forces, but we feel some reluctance to approve some items, even those submitted by these same forces in their papers. At the beginning of the session, there was progress on the issue of reforms and the items that should be included in the budget. Then we observed some delay in topics that were supposed to have been resolved in previous sessions. This will not lead to a result, will reflect negatively on our performance as a cabinet and delay the approval of the budget, and this is not required. We all know that we are in a very difficult economic, financial and monetary situation, and more work and responsibility are required in approaching things. Today, political forces must assume their responsibilities, move forward with all seriousness and respect what was included in their papers. If each political team retracts from what was presented and discusses again items that we had agreed upon in principle and approved Today’s meeting was supposed to be the final one, especially for the articles that must be contained in the budget. In any case, we did not reach a difficult point and the reforms committee will hold a meeting at 5:30 pm next Wednesday . We do not want to waste more time and there are constitutional deadlines. By or at the latest October 22 , we must complete the budget and send it to parliament, according to the constitution” External link

nna-en Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah told : “The electricity plan is almost done and will be integrated into the new budget,” External link

albawaba-en Friday, October 11, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The Cabinet discussed all the proposals sent by the financial and economic reform committee. There is a positive inclination to approve the elderly pension law, the customs law and the tax law as soon as possible. There is a study about the associations that take contributions from the state, to see which are useful and serve the community, so that they continue to get contributions. For those that do not work, the contribution of the state will be reduced or canceled. The fuel spending for all state institutions and administrations in general was reduced” External link

nna-en Thursday, October 10, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The committee continued today the discussion of the economic and financial reforms, and some figures were requested from the Minister of Finance who will provide them in the Cabinet meeting that will be held tomorrow or in the next meeting of the reforms committee. Now there is a meeting for the electricity committee in an attempt to advance the electricity plan that will provide a significant budget saving. I think tomorrow’s session will also see significant progress” External link

nna-en Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saad Hariri ) : “The Financial and Economic Reform Committee held its session today under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Hariri. The Minister of communications explained the situation of the sector, the prospects to improve the telecommunications situation in Lebanon and his strategic vision for the future of the sector in Lebanon. After that, we moved to the Public Procurement Law. The Institut Bassel Fuleihan explained the new law, which takes into account the highest international standards, and was done at the Ministry of Finance. The law will be discussed later in detail, approved in the Council of Ministers and sent to Parliament” External link

nna-en Friday, October 4, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "The committee continued discussing the paper presented by the ministers of the Lebanese Forces and decided to put on the agenda of the Council of Ministers tha draft law on tenders for discussion and approval. We also asked the Minister of Energy to submit a report to the committee or the Council on the development of work on the electricity plan that was approved by the Council last April. We are also in the process of completing the study of the draft customs law that we discussed yesterday, to approve it and send it to the Council of Ministers" External link

nna-en Thursday, October 3, 2019 10:50:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "We completed the discussion of the electricity plan and the options before the Committee and we made great progress. We reached a point where comparisons will be made in the coming days on the available options taking into consideration two fundamental issues, namely the time factor and the best price for the Lebanese with very high power supply that may reach during the interim phase 24 hours. The technical team will study the options, and we will decide as soon as next week. The main goal is to secure electricity as quickly as possible and at the lowest possible cost" External link

nna-en Friday, September 27, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “Today we continued the discussion of the budgets of a number of ministries and finished them. Tomorrow the ministerial committee on electricity will meet, and next Monday the cabinet will hold a session at four pm on the budget. Of course, the budgets of the ministries were reduced, and this gives a positive signal about our seriousness in the subject of spending. The reforms committee is also pursuing its work on further reforms in this budget, and what is outside the budget will be sent to Parliament in the form of draft laws. This means that not everything that the committee decides will be within the budget” External link

nna-en Friday, September 27, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saad Hariri ) : “We discussed budget articles and there was significant progress. Practically all articles were completed except for some, which were postponed for further discussion. There are, of course, measures and reforms that will accompany the budget,” “A seven-member ministerial committee, that includes the Deputy Prime Minister and is headed by Hariri, was formed to discuss all procedures and reforms that should go alongside the budget, but are not necessarily within the budget. They can be through decrees that would be referred to the Parliament. With the end of the budget discussion, the procedures and reforms would have been discussed and approved and after that would be sent to the Parliament,” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, September 24, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The normal course is for the committee to present the outcome of its work to the Council of Ministers for approval. It would either be included in the budget if it includes reforms or through a draft law referred to Parliament” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, September 24, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah déclaré : "Notre réunion tenue aujourd'hui est une occasion qui nous permet de rencontrer des libanais distingués et créatifs qui portent toujours le nom du Liban dans leurs curs et leurs esprits" External link

nna-fr Sunday, September 15, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "We, in Lebanon, are restoring our original image today. We have always been the leading country in the production of photo galleries, arts, and festivals in general. We have been absent for a while from the cultural scene, given the political and security conditions Lebanon has gone through, but today we are regaining our cultural prestige, and Beirut is regaining its cultural status and role in Lebanon. We encourage and support such artistic and cultural events," External link

nna-en Friday, September 6, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added : "This exhibition sheds light on the refugee plight, and we, in the Arab world, have suffered a lot from refugee issues," External link

nna-en Friday, September 6, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “Some appointments need a mechanism while others don’t, according to what the minister sees” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, September 5, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The administrations that need appointments will be identified, for example the judiciary, three or four names will be presented with the resumes and will be studied by the ministers before the appointments’ session” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, September 5, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added : “There will be meetings of the Council of Ministers next week for a preliminary reading of the 2020 draft budget and the Cabinet could hold two meetings next week,” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, September 5, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saad Hariri ) : "It was a quick session, during which most of the agenda items were adopted. Some items were withdrawn at the request of the concerned ministers. Prime Minister Hariri opened the session with the subject of appointments. Upon his request, the appointments item will, from now on, be placed on the agenda of the Council of Ministers. The Ministers will receive the curriculum vitae of the candidates and will be informed about them with the agenda. The appointments will be made when a decision is taken by the Council of Ministers. This issue has been decided today. No appointments from outside the agenda and Prime Minister Hariri stressed that the appointments should be on the agenda with the resumes sent in advance to the ministers" External link

nna-en Thursday, September 5, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah déclaré : "Lorsque l'origine de l'incendie sera déterminée, le travail pourra reprendre" External link

lorientlejour Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah déclaré : "Nous profitons de cette occasion pour adresser nos sincères félicitations aux dirigeants, aux officiers et aux membres de la S û reté Générale" External link

nna-fr Tuesday, August 27, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saad Hariri ) : "Prime Minister Hariri started by condemning the Israeli attacks on Lebanon and considered them a flagrant violation of resolution 1701 and a threat to Lebanon's stability. He said that this aggression is rejected and condemned and there are intensive contacts to stop these acts and deter the Israeli enemy from continuing its attacks against Lebanon" External link

nna-en Tuesday, August 27, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The mission of the media is not only to convey news and images, but its main task is to interact with social issues and try to help people find solutions,” External link

nna-en Monday, August 26, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “Today, our children are separated from their community and their parents, and they are fully attached to Smart Phones or tablets. They are not aware of, or even interacting with their surroundings,” External link

nna-en Monday, August 26, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The crisis is aggravating. The government has initiated a diplomatic process, and we must also take precautions in case something happens,” External link

nna-en Monday, August 26, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah maintained : “There is a big crisis in the country, but the Lebanese pound is fixed and we have to find a way to treat the existing deficit in the balance of payments, implement the electricity plan on time, and put controls on salaries, wages and their addendums in the public sector, as we did in the 2019 budget. We need to figure out exactly how to ease the public debt,” External link

nna-en Monday, August 26, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "The climate is positive and Lebanon's rating will remain the same" "The government is taking the necessary measures to protect the economic and financial situation," External link

nna-en Thursday, August 22, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The climate is positive and Lebanon’s rating will remain the same” “The government is taking the necessary measures to protect the economic and financial situation,” External link

almanar-en Thursday, August 22, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Melhem Riachy ) : "Former Minister Melhem Riachy has made several attempts at securing some kind of support for the Lebanese media, but unfortunately the reality of Lebanese finances and the prevailing economic situation did not allow the State to intervene much in this sector" External link

nna-en Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "The law exists with the Committee on Administration and Justice, and so far I have not been invited to a hearing on this subject" External link

nna-en Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saudi ) : "We know well the depth of the Saudi-Lebanese ties," External link

nna-en Monday, August 19, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added : “We hope this historic relationship, which has deep roots, will continue and develop because we still need this Arab support under the prevailing harsh conditions, and under the current attacks targeting the Arab region,” External link

nna-en Monday, August 19, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah déclaré : "Nous connaissons bien la profondeur des liens saoudo-libanais" External link

nna-fr Monday, August 19, 2019 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saudi ) : "We know well the depth of the Saudi-Lebanese ties," External link

nna-en Monday, August 19, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah déclaré : "il y a ceux qui exploitent des propriétés maritimes illégalement , " External link

nna-fr Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "What happened is not all that is required, but the goal was basically to adjust the budget deficit, and therefore control spending, especially pointless spending, and move towards economic solutions. In order to grow our economy, we need infrastructure and investment, as the increase thereof would create job opportunities and thus develop the economy," "Cedre funds will be pumped into the infrastructure, and our economy will be based on this development, especially when accompanied by security and political stability. This would lead us out of the crisis, or put us on the exit path, but it will definitely lead us out of the danger zone," External link

nna-en Wednesday, May 29, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "there are those who operate maritime properties illegally, and there is no legal framework regulating the relationship between them and the State or them and the citizen. They have not paid their dues to the State since 23 years" External link

nna-en Wednesday, May 29, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The economic discussion and the discussions on suggestions that may increase revenues, control expenditures, or reduce deficit is ongoing because we will [soon] start [preparing for] the 2020 budget,” External link

thenational Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saad Hariri ) : “Congratulations, we finalized the budget. I will start with what Premier Hariri said at the onset of the meeting: ‘There is talk that the draft budget does not include an economic vision. The economic, development and investment vision is present in the ministerial statement, the CEDRE conference, the McKinsey plan and the fiscal correction. This will happen over five years. We have to stop such remarks and concentrate on our work, on completing the budget and sending it to Parliament. Second, it is not true that there is no cost for the delay. Actually, the cost is there since the beginning of the year, since the delay in the formation of the government and it continues with the unjustified delay in the preparation of the budget. If you want to continue like this, I do not mind. We are at the threshold of preparing the 2020 budget, and I have too a set of proposals. If it is required to we keep going around and drowning in the 2019 numbers, there is no objection, but people should know that the deficit reduction we reached is very important, from 11.5% to 7.5%, and this is not small. We have to finish the 2019 budget’” External link

nna-en Friday, May 24, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added ( about Saudi ) : “At the end of his statement, the Prime Minister informed the Council that he will be leaving to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia early next week to participate in the Arab and Islamic summits that precede Eid al-Fitr” External link

nna-en Friday, May 24, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saad Hariri ) : “We finished discussing the articles and figures of the 2019 budget. After that, Premier Hariri adjourned the meeting. Another meeting, which will be scheduled later, will be held at the Baabda Palace, to announce the completion of the draft budget. Today we approved all articles and figures” External link

nna-en Friday, May 24, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “Today, we have finished discussing and endorsing the articles and figures in the 2019 budget,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, May 24, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "Today, we have finished discussing and endorsing the articles and figures in the 2019 budget," External link

news-yahoo Friday, May 24, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “Today, we have finished discussing and endorsing the articles and figures in the 2019 budget,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 24, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “We have been endeavoring to increase imports and reduce spending (...). We have reduced the deficit by 7.5 percent,” “MP Hariri called for finalizing the budget and referring it to Parliament,” External link

nna-en Friday, May 24, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah told : “We have finished discussing and approving the state budget's articles and numbers,” External link

naharnet-en Friday, May 24, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah indiqué : "Nous venons juste de finir les discussions et d'approuver tous les articles (...) du budget 2019" External link

afp-fr Friday, May 24, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "The discussion was calm, objective and bold; and there was no tension or altercation," External link

nna-en Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “We have reduced spending and ministries’ expenditure and canceled many topics. For example, the Public Works Ministry squeezed its expenses in a way that it will only do the basic and essential things that cannot be postponed,” External link

albawaba-en Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “For example, the Public Works Ministry lowered its expenses,” External link

albawaba-en Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The numbers are fully clear now, along with the deficit ratio, the revenues and the expenses,” External link

albawaba-en Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah estimé : "Nous espérons qu'il y aura une loi moderne sur les médias préservant la liberté d'expression et la liberté des médias et de la presse et établissant une sorte d'orientations générales engagées par tous" External link

nna-fr Monday, May 20, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added : “On the budget, a detailed discussion took place on proposals of articles. An article was added to the budget. As for the other articles, committees were formed for more study, otherwise we will await for the legal texts to see if they will be included in the budget,” “The Ministers will answer several questions regarding their ministries’ budgets during Monday’s Cabinet convention. The figures we have on the budget and deficit are almost final,” External link

naharnet-en Monday, May 20, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “Today we finished all legal articles in the budget that were raised in the previous meetings. We will hold a meeting on Friday at 1:30 pm, during which the Minister of Finance will present the final report about the ministries and departments, and then we will have all the figures. Today, many new suggestions were presented and discussed as much as time allowed. Some of these proposals have been approved, while others were postponed to Friday” External link

nna-en Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “We agreed in previous sessions that the law of defense rules in this matter. Measure No. 3 is implemented in areas where there is confrontation with the Israeli enemy, while No. 2 and 3 measures are decided by the Ministers of Interior and Defense. Measure No. 1 is applied in calm areas, while measure No. 2 can be implemented in less calm areas” External link

nna-en Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “This is what was approved in the meeting, but if the Minister of Defense wishes to raise the issue again and if he considers that there is a need for a certain amendment, the cabinet is ready to listen” External link

nna-en Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "My heartfelt condolences to all the people who loved Sfeir because his death truly is a very big loss," "Patriarch Sfeir underlined the history of Lebanon in letters of gold en route to sovereignty, freedom, and independence; he was the voice of truth, freedom, and peace" External link

nna-en Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2:35:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah déclaré : "Le patriarche Sfeir a résumé la position politique nationale en quelques mots" External link

nna-fr Sunday, May 12, 2019 8:53:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah ajouté : "Avec la perte du patriarche Sfeir, nous perdons un grand homme de sagesse et une figure nationale dotée d'un leadership historique exceptionnel qui a beaucoup donné au Liban, et j'espère que ce sentier de la souveraineté nationale raisonnable persistera, avec le souci de préserver l'unité et la stabilité nationales au Liban " External link

nna-fr Sunday, May 12, 2019 8:53:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The atmosphere is very favourable to a significant reduction of salaries in government agencies” External link

thenational Sunday, May 12, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah écrit : "Je lui demande de veiller sur nous et sur le Liban" External link

nna-fr Sunday, May 12, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “Today’s meeting lasted five hours, during which the budget items and required procedures to reduce current and operating expenses were discussed. The expenditures were discussed and the reduction rate for each article was defined so we can reduce between 1000 to 1200 billion Lebanese pounds from the 2019 budget. This took around two hours. After that, each minister will study these reductions in his ministry. Starting tomorrow, we will discuss the articles of the ministries according to the directives set today regarding the reduction, so that we can reach the desired reduction. This way we will be able to reduce the budget deficit between 7 and 8 percent. This took a while because we went into the details of each article. Tomorrow, the Council of Ministers will meet at one-thirty to pursue the discussion” External link

naharnet-en Friday, May 10, 2019 7:51:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “It’s true, but the percentage is not 20%. This means it is of 8 or 6 or 2% for some articles and more for others. But we took the directives based on a study prepared by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers to see the reductions that would lead to a cutback of 1200 billion Lebanese pounds” External link

naharnet-en Friday, May 10, 2019 7:51:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "Today's meeting lasted five hours, during which the budget items and required procedures to reduce current and operating expenses were discussed. The expenditures were discussed and the reduction rate for each article was defined so we can reduce between 1000 to 1200 billion Lebanese pounds from the 2019 budget. This took around two hours. After that, each minister will study these reductions in his ministry. Starting tomorrow, we will discuss the articles of the ministries according to the directives set today regarding the reduction, so that we can reach the desired reduction. This way we will be able to reduce the budget deficit between 7 and 8 percent. This took a while because we went into the details of each article. Tomorrow, the Council of Ministers will meet at one-thirty to pursue the discussion" External link

nna-en Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "It's true, but the percentage is not 20%. This means it is of 8 or 6 or 2% for some articles and more for others. But we took the directives based on a study prepared by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers to see the reductions that would lead to a cutback of 1200 billion Lebanese pounds" External link

nna-en Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “There are some financial data and figures that we will ask for from the Central Bank and the military services to study and analyze them tomorrow and make decisions regarding the articles that were postponed,” External link

albawaba-en Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “incentives, exemptions and encouragement for citizens to pay their fees,” External link

albawaba-en Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The issue of security and military services will be studied as one bundle, which includes equipment, retirement and salaries. The defense minister will bring the final figures with him tomorrow,” External link

albawaba-en Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah dit : "Nous avons achevé aujourd’hui la discussion concernant les lois-programmes et les questions fiscales en général, et nous attendons toujours les réponses aux estimations budgétaires que nous aurons demain ou après demain. Demain, nous commencerons l’étude du budget des administrations et de chaque ministère, et nous espérons terminer cela vendredi" External link

nna-fr Wednesday, May 8, 2019 10:05:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "there is an intention to conclude the budget studying on Friday," External link

nna-en Wednesday, May 8, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “Today we continued discussing the legal articles and we reviewed all the articles that were pending. Tomorrow we will continue discussing the articles, hoping to finalize the legal articles and get into the numbers. We hope to finish the draft budget by Friday or even before. Things are very good and the discussion is responsible and based on numbers. There are some financial data and figures that we will ask from the Central Bank and the military services, to study and analyze them tomorrow and take decisions regarding the articles that were postponed. The atmosphere is good. I think the situation also improved in terms of strikes, and we still do not know why some strikers decided to go on strike. We are moving seriously and responsibly and we will announce soon all the decisions that we reached. Some of these decisions are positive and include incentives, exemptions and encouragement for the citizen to pay his fees” External link

nna-en Tuesday, May 7, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "the government is keen on Banque du Liban's independence and is not seeking to interfere in its decisions and policies" External link

naharnet-en Monday, May 6, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added : "The government does not seek under any pretext to interfere in its decisions and policies within the laws in effect" External link

nna-en Monday, May 6, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "We are preparing a platform that includes all the facilities and equipment to be used by all Start-Ups and anyone who intends to carry out certain projects for free, following which we would provide them with necessary funding and everything they need to enable them to begin" External link

nna-en Saturday, May 4, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “There has been a very important progress today regarding the discussion of the articles. We reached article 25, which has been completed, and the Cabinet will meet again tomorrow at 1:30 pm to discussion the remaining articles. The most important items approved concern the cancellation of exemptions on the registration and customs of cars for MPs and ministers, we all agreed on this, and we approved to impose fees on the distinctive numbers and those of three or four figures, and tomorrow we will discuss the fees. We added a new tax bracket for the amounts exceeding LBP 225 million, which means that we added a slice to the income tax for the high amounts that do not affect the middle and low income people, but the categories whose profits exceed LBP 225 million. There was also an in-depth discussion on tax and economic reforms and tomorrow we will have an answer from the finance minister on their financial impact on the treasury and on the state income. Customs exemptions that were granted to some people, except those with special needs and the machines used in agriculture and industry aimed at encouraging these sectors, were canceled” External link

nna-en Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Michel Aoun ) : "This is the second meeting of the Council of Ministers after the first session that was presided Tuesday in Baabda presidential palace by President Michel Aoun to examine the budget," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah noted ( about Saad Hariri ) : "The leadership of Saad Hariri is reflected in his commitment to domestic affairs, as well as the Arab nation," External link

nna-en Friday, April 19, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah concluded ( about Saad Hariri ) : "Saad Hariri has an immunized status," External link

nna-en Friday, April 19, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah ajouté ( about Saad Hariri ) : "Le leadership de Saad Hariri est illustrée dans son engagement dans les affaires de la patrie et de la Nation arabe et dans ses sacrifices" External link

nna-fr Friday, April 19, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah noted ( about Saad Hariri ) : "The leadership of Saad Hariri is reflected in his commitment to domestic affairs, as well as the Arab nation," External link

nna-en Friday, April 19, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah warned : "This conference and other economic and financial conferences need to be approached objectively. We are on the threshold of issuing a public budget that may put us on a two-track path, either on the path of salvaging the State, the economy and public finances, or on one headed towards further deterioration and further deficit," External link

nna-en Tuesday, April 16, 2019 5:59:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah explained : "The budget is now at the General Secretariat of the Premiership; Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil are putting final touches before the government discusses it soon," External link

nna-en Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah affirmé : "Il est évident qu'il existe un intérêt international pour le Liban" External link

nna-fr Tuesday, April 9, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah told : "It is clear from the conference which had been held for the sake of Lebanon, that there is an international interest about Lebanon," External link

nna-en Tuesday, April 9, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Tele Liban ) : "This is my first meeting with the National Council for Audiovisual Media since assuming my post at the ministry. We have broached many media-related affairs, including those that involve Tele Liban, and all the official media institutions in the country," "We discussed the difficulties facing the media sector and listened to the valuable proposals of the National Council, which can help in the development of this sector," External link

nna-en Tuesday, April 9, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah expliqué : "Nous nous sommes penchés sur les problèmes affrontés par les municipalités, lesquels se sont accrus à cause de la présence d'un très grand nombre de déplacés syriens dans la plaine de la Bekaa. Nous avons également discuté de la nécessité d'assurer les fonds requis aux municipalités pour qu'elles puissent réaliser la croissance dans les villages" External link

nna-fr Monday, April 8, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added : "We also discussed issues related to development and the need to secure the necessary funds for municipalities to carry out their development tasks at the level of villages" External link

nna-en Monday, April 8, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “Today’s agenda included several important items. Most of them were approved and some were postponed for further study especially the exemption from financial fines. I would like to clarify this subject. It is not an exemption from the fees imposed on companies or institutions but an exemption of fines as happens when budgets are approved. The Minister of Finance has the authority to exempt, up to 99 million, and if the amount is higher, it needs to be approved by the Council of Ministers. There was a controversy on this, while the matter is just a project of exemption from the fines resulting from the non-payment of fees. The rest of the items were approved and a few minor items were postponed till next week. The atmosphere was very good and most of the items were approved in a calm discussion and now the ministerial committee about electricity will meet” External link

nna-en Thursday, April 4, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah dit ( about Saad Hariri ) : "La commission s'est réunie aujourd'hui et se réunira à nouveau demain après le Conseil des ministres pour résoudre des points qui n'ont pas été discutés en raison de rendez-vous antérieurs du Premier ministre Hariri. Les discussions ont porté sur un certain nombre de points essentiels. Nous avons convenu de certains et il y a eu des suggestions sur d'autres points. Elles doivent être rédigées et envoyées par courrier électronique aux ministres pour être lues et discutées demain. En général, l’atmosphère est très positive et le travail est rapide malgré la discussion responsable et approfondie de tous les mécanismes et articles du plan. Il y a plusieurs points de vue sur la façon de gérer les appels d’offres. Nous avons abouti à deux propositions, toutes deux raisonnables et nécessitant une discussion plus approfondie afin que nous puissions prendre la décision finale en conseil des ministres sur la méthode que nous adopterons pour l'appel d'offres. La question de la production temporaire et permanente a également été discutée et nous nous sommes entendus sur le plan de la ministre de l'Énergie, les emplacements où les centrales électriques temporaires et permanentes seront installées et le volume de production de chaque site. Ces questions sont presque terminées et nécessitent une dernière lecture pour situer les emplacements. En ce qui concerne l'expropriation de Selaata, il y a un terrain appartenant à Electricité du Liban, qui est suffisant pour la première phase de production, qui est la première centrale électrique. Des discussions sont en cours sur les moyens d'obtenir un terrain supplémentaire au besoin, la partie qui financera la prochaine expropriation et si celle-ci aura lieu maintenant ou plus tard. Je pense que nous avons progressé et demain il y aura une autre réunion pour nous mettre d'accord sur les points restants" External link

nna-fr Wednesday, April 3, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saad Hariri ) : “The committee met today, and will meet again tomorrow after the Council of Ministers to resolve issues and points that were not discussed due to prior appointments of Prime Minister Hariri. Discussions tackled a number of essential points, we agreed on some in principles, while there were suggestions on other points and they be drafted and e-mailed to the ministers, to be read and discussed tomorrow. In general the atmosphere is very positive and work is quick despite the responsible and in-depth discussion that is taking place on all the mechanisms and the items of the plan. There are several views on how to manage tenders. We reached two proposals, both of which are reasonable and need a more in-depth discussion so that we can take the final decision to the Council of Ministers on the method that we will adopt in the tender. The issue of temporary and permanent production was also discussed and there was an agreement on the plan of the Minister of Energy and the places where the temporary and permanent power plants would be established and the volume of production in each location. These issues are almost finished and need a last reading to situate the locations. As for the Selaata expropriation, there is a land owned by Electricité du Liban, which is enough for the first stage of production, which is the first power plant. Discussions are underway on ways to get an additional land if needed, the party that will finance the next expropriation and whether it will take place now or later. I think we made progress and tomorrow there will be another meeting to agree on the remaining items” External link

nna-en Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “By 2023 we would have secured the bulk of energy we need for the future, but this plan is extended. If someone offers to give us the temporary part through power ships until the permanent solution is completed and with a less cost than the power plant, then we will certainly discuss this choice in the committee. We are open to choices. The main objective of the plan is to reduce electricity deficit and ensure electricity 24 hours per day. These are the main strategic objectives of the plan, in addition to ending the two billion dollars in the next few years. Starting 2019 the technical and nontechnical squander will be reduced, thus achieving an estimated saving between two hundred and four hundred billion Lebanese pounds and this is very important. When we ensure twenty four hour electricity we will then think of increasing the tariff without increasing the price of a certain amount of electricity for poor classes and increase it for the higher levels of consumption” External link

nna-en Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added ( about Tele Liban ) : “Tele Liban is the voice of the state, and the voice of the nation, but unfortunately, today we only see negative things through the media, which harm the reputation of Lebanon and its status on all levels,” “On the other hand, there are many good and positive things in Lebanon that no one highlights. There are people who are creative, proactive, and distinguished, yet one talks about them. There are beautiful mountains, democracy, and freedoms that ought to be highlighted further,” External link

nna-en Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah maintained ( about Tele Liban ) : “The country has many advantages that we do not hear about; it’s the task of Tele Liban to shine light on them. This task lies with us and with the hopefully soon-to-be appointed board of directors, as well as with all the managers and employees of Tele Liban,” External link

nna-en Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The discussions continued on the main points of the electricity policy and Minister Boustani presented a document in which she outlined chronologically the steps that require agreement so the plan can be implemented. A meeting will be held tomorrow at 3 pm to complete what we have not been able to address today, hoping that we will conclude tomorrow. We will work from 3 to 5 and maybe more until we finish the rest of the points. The atmosphere is very positive, the discussions are serious and things are going in the right direction and hopefully tomorrow things will be done” External link

nna-en Tuesday, April 2, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah dit : "Les discussions se sont poursuivies sur les principaux points de la politique de l'électricité et la ministre Boustani a présenté un document dans lequel elle a défini chronologiquement les étapes nécessitant un accord pour que le plan puisse être mis en oeuvre. Une réunion aura lieu demain à 15 heures pour compléter ce que nous n’avons pas pu aborder aujourd’hui, dans l’espoir de conclure demain. Nous travaillerons de 15 à 17h et peut-être plus jusqu'à ce que nous finissions le reste des points. L'atmosphère est très positive, les discussions sont sérieuses et les choses vont dans la bonne direction. J'espère que nous terminerons demain" External link

nna-fr Tuesday, April 2, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “I would like to reassure you that the atmosphere was very positive. A great progress has been achieved on some of the key points of the plan and the electricity policy. A meeting will be held tomorrow from 4 to 6 pm to complete these points in the same positive atmosphere that prevailed today. There is an agreement on the basic points of the plan. There have been positive approaches and we will finalize them tomorrow. We will go to the Council of Ministers on Thursday with an agreement on the basic and important items in the electricity plan” External link

nna-en Monday, April 1, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “There are amendments and there are clarifications. Some of the items under discussion are being clarified and they become very clear to the members of the committee and there is positivity in approving them. On the other hand, some other discussions lead to minor amendments. Some points seem vague to some members and they become clear after the discussion” External link

nna-en Monday, April 1, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah déclaré : "J'ai été honoré de rencontrer Sa Béatitude et je tiens toujours à le rencontrer et à écouter ses points de vue sur les questions nationales" External link

nna-fr Friday, March 29, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah déclaré : "Le plan est en cours d’étude, et il devrait faire l'objet de discussions lors de la prochaine réunion du cabinet" External link

nna-fr Friday, March 29, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added : "Just as they [refugees] live in a tent in Lebanon, they can live in a tent in secure areas where the UN High Commissioner for Refugees can secure the same assistance they currently provide in Lebanon," External link

nna-en Friday, March 29, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah told ( about Tele Liban ) : “We hope to appoint a board of directors for Tele Liban soon in a bid to follow a clearer and better administrative course, and to cement the relationship between the Ministry of Information and Tele Liban,” External link

nna-en Tuesday, March 26, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "It is important to restore confidence of the citizen in his country, which is why President Michel Aoun, Prime Minister Saad Hariri and other wise leaders in the country are determined to move forward with reform and fight corruption," External link

nna-en Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah déclaré : "L'objectif principal de tout ce processus est d'augmenter les facteurs de croissance et de créer des opportunités d'emploi pour nos jeunes" External link

nna-fr Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:56:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "The main goal behind all this is to raise the growth ratios and create job opportunities for our youth," "In Lebanon, we have a distinguished and dynamic private sector, which will have a crucial and efficient role in the upcoming workshop," External link

nna-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "In any case, documents and financial figures are being scrutinized by the Court of Audit," External link

nna-en Tuesday, March 5, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Association ) : "I met yesterday with the Association of Media Alumni, which represents a large number of media professionals suffering from the media and press crisis in Lebanon. We will work to find effective solutions for photographers and for the media," External link

nna-en Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "The broadcast of the incident by all media is a sincere expression aimed at launching a cry of conscience to prevent the recurrence of similar incidents, and to urge those concerned to pay attention to daily living issues that concern citizens pertaining to education and health," External link

nna-en Saturday, February 9, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Michel Aoun ) : “President Michel Aoun lauded the completion of the ministerial statement,” External link

almanar-en Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added : “Most of the modifications were related to the language, in order to clarify the item; but no amendment has been made to the essence,” External link

almanar-en Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Michel Aoun ) : "President Michel Aoun lauded the completion of the ministerial statement," External link

nna-en Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added : "Most of the modifications were related to the language, in order to clarify the item; but no amendment has been made to the essence," External link

nna-en Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “We completed the final reading of the ministerial statement’s final version, after a few minor amendments today. They were minor linguistic modifications that did not change the substance. We are waiting for the Presidents of the Republic and of the Council of Ministers to set a meeting of the Council of Ministers, most likely tomorrow, if the time of His Excellency allows it, so we can head to the Parliament next week to discuss and approve the ministerial statement of the new government” External link

nna-en Thursday, February 7, 2019 9:44:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "We completed the final reading of the ministerial statement's final version, after a few minor amendments today. They were minor linguistic modifications that did not change the substance. We are waiting for the Presidents of the Republic and of the Council of Ministers to set a meeting of the Council of Ministers, most likely tomorrow, if the time of His Excellency allows it, so we can head to the Parliament next week to discuss and approve the ministerial statement of the new government" External link

nna-en Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:40:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saad Hariri ) : “The committee has finalized the draft of the ministerial statement, with all its articles, as Prime Minister Hariri had promised. The committee will hold a meeting at 2:00 pm tomorrow for a last reading, after completing the corrections. The final version will be quickly read tomorrow and we would have achieved the ministerial statement, after a consensus on it from all parties participating in the government” External link

nna-en Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah explained : "the wording of the ministerial statement of the previous government has been adopted with regard to the item touching on the Resistance," External link

nna-en Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "There is a huge opportunity ahead to recuperate the role of Lebanon and the Lebanese media," External link

nna-en Monday, February 4, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah stated : "Everyone is aware of the development of the telecommunication sector in Lebanon. The growth and expansion of the industrial, agricultural and many other sectors cannot be maintained without the advancement in the digital and communication areas. So, we could not wait any longer to elaborate and prosper our divisions. We are working now on a national data center and we are at the look-out for a partner in the private sector; which will surely help us boost the digital economy" External link

nna-en Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “After four months of talks, we secured the raising of Lebanon’s share from 310 Gbps to 1,920 Gbps until 2034, without any increased cost on Lebanon,” External link

albawaba-en Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:11:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “We are turning Lebanon into a hub for communications in the region,” “This is the first step of many – we must initially secure high internet speed here” External link

albawaba-en Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:11:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah noted : “We will move Lebanon from one situation to another, which will be similar to the world’s other large internet centers,” External link

albawaba-en Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:11:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Rafik al Hariri ) : "Late Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri, had always stressed the paramount importance of Arab unity, which he insisted would only be built on economic grounds. Economic unity is part and parcel to resolve political disputes between countries. Late Hariri used to reiterate the fact that we should all believe and trust in each other to be able to build a rigid economy," External link

nna-en Friday, February 24, 2017 4:20:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added : "Each country should offer the Arab economy all that it masters to reach a state of integration en route to Arab unity, which shall eventually lead to progress and growth," External link

nna-en Friday, February 24, 2017 4:20:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah concluded ( about Michel Aoun ) : "We stand at the threshold of a new phase in Lebanon and the Arab world. President of the Republic, Michel Aoun's visit to Egypt emanates from his keenness on developing bilateral ties, at all levels," External link

nna-en Friday, February 24, 2017 4:20:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added ( about Khaled Al Faisal ) : "When Prince Khaled Al-Faisal visited Lebanon, he revealed political stances on Lebanon's security and stability. We are all aware that gulf tourism in Lebanon had been one of the main pillars lifting our national economy," External link

nna-en Monday, January 9, 2017 5:31:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "The minor differences between both could be easily resolved," External link

nna-en Monday, January 9, 2017 5:31:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah told ( about Michel Aoun ) : "President Michel Aoun has no choice but to be a president for all the Lebanese and to preserve the country's stability and partnership," External link

nna-en Tuesday, November 1, 2016 3:21:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will not meddle in the presidential entitlement as it has always reiterated. The tweet of the Saudi charge d'affairs related to former Minister Jean Obeid was within an overview of the history of late Saudi Foreign Affairs Minister Saud al-Faisal,” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:07:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added ( about Saad Hariri ) : “Ex-PM Saad Hariri and some parties are carrying on interior and foreign communications and consultations to reach a political settlement and elect new president” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:07:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saad Hariri ) : "Hariri announced his willingness to go through all options that could lead to the election of a president...but certain unexpected complications have arisen, which demanded further negotiations with political powers and further foreign tours to ensure regional and international cover and to pressure those who are hindering the elections," "Iran...considers the presidential elections an important card at the regional negotiations table when the time for said negotiations arrives" External link

nna-en Sunday, October 9, 2016 12:48:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah dit ( about Sayyed Nasrallah ) : "Le Futur a condamné la reprise de Sayyed Nasrallah du langage de trahison et des accusations, à l'occasion de la 10e commémoration de la fin de l'agression israélienne contre le Liban" External link

nna-fr Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:05:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah indiqué : "les relations avec le chef du parti des Forces Libanaises, Samir Geagea, se sont améliorées. Toutefois, les points de vue demeurent dissemblables au sujet de la candidature du général Michel Aoun à la présidence de la République" External link

nna-fr Friday, August 5, 2016 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah assuré : "la situation au Liban, les institutions et l'économie nationale ne peuvent être réglées sans l'élection d'un chef d'Etat" External link

nna-fr Friday, August 5, 2016 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah conclu : "C'est le jeu démocratique qui décide du nom du président et non pas le blocage" External link

nna-fr Monday, July 25, 2016 2:26:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about George Adwan ) : “We received the demands made by security forces just today. No one discussed them with us or gave us the exact cost,” “This issue should be referred to the subcommittee headed by colleague George Adwan so that it can be discussed with the and security institutions” External link

dailystar-LB Wednesday, March 18, 2015 2:04:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “We are not the ones linking the [approval] of the salary scale to the draft budget, the Finance Ministry already linked the two when it included the new revenues in the submitted budget,” External link

dailystar-LB Wednesday, March 18, 2015 2:04:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “Considering it a continuation of a session which convened back in Oct. 13, 2014 is unhealthy, particularly because there are figures put for discussion of which we know nothing about,” External link

dailystar-LB Wednesday, March 18, 2015 2:04:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “We are not linking the wage hike to the budget, the finance ministry already linked them when it included the new revenues in the submitted budget,” External link

dailystar-LB Tuesday, March 17, 2015 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah pointed out : "the recent events, mainly the Quneitra assault, the response in Shebaa and the words of the secretary-general of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on the rules of engagement will be the subject of in-depth research in the round of dialogue tomorrow, because the words which were said and there expected consequences put Lebanon at great risk" External link

nna-en Thursday, March 12, 2015 8:47:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah told : "Today's (Wednesday) dialogue session between Future movement and Hizbullah will continue to discuss the security plan and will probably tackle the presidential situation," External link

nna-en Thursday, March 12, 2015 4:03:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "This eager position has ignored the will of the Lebanese people and its unanimous position on adhering to international resolutions including 1701," External link

nna-en Thursday, March 12, 2015 2:39:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "This eager position has ignored the will of the Lebanese people and its unanimous position on adhering to international resolutions including 1701," External link

14march-en Wednesday, February 4, 2015 3:47:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister11.39%EN08/17/201717/08/2017
telecommunications minister4.95%EN08/17/201717/08/2017
minister of telecommunications4.46%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
ministre0.99%FR07/06/201706/07/2017
minister of communications0.99%EN06/07/201707/06/2017
mp38.61%EN03/28/201728/03/2017
general0.50%EN02/25/201725/02/2017
prime minister0.50%EN02/24/201724/02/2017
minister for telecommunications0.50%EN01/25/201725/01/2017
telecommunication minister0.50%EN01/23/201723/01/2017
député24.75%FR12/12/201612/12/2016
chairman1.49%EN10/18/201618/10/2016
membre1.49%FR10/11/201611/10/2016
future movement mp0.99%EN09/27/201627/09/2016
deputy2.48%EN08/09/201609/08/2016
member0.50%EN07/08/201608/07/2016
mp1.49%SA08/25/201425/08/2014
député libanais1.98%FR05/01/201101/05/2011
lebanese mp0.50%EN04/13/201113/04/2011
MP0.50%EN09/16/201016/09/2010
police commander0.50%EN11/15/200715/11/2007
Names Lang Count
Jamal JarrahFR39.93%
Jamal JarrahEN34.17%
Jamal al-JarrahEN13.31%
Jamal al-JarrahPT6.47%
Jamal al-JarahEN2.16%
Jamal al JarrahES1.44%
Jamal al JarrahEN1.44%
Jamal JarrahSA0.72%
Jamal al-JarrahFR0.36%


 
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Jamal Jarrah said : “Judge Ibrahim has been leaking news to the media for a while now, in a breach of legal norms and with the aim of insult and defamation,” External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "We are at a dangerous stage," External link

nna-en Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:14:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "The Cabinet approved the installation of scanners at the border to control smuggling. It also asked all public institutions and utilities not to make any additional investment expenditure, except after the approval of the Council of Ministers, and the transfer of the surplus of these institutions on a monthly basis to the Lebanese treasury," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah stated : “If this factory exports products worth $1 million this year, and next year exports goods worth $1.2 million, it gets a 5 percent subsidy on the additional $200 thousand to encourage industrial exports,” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah announced : “We also approved the cancellation and integration of some institutions and public utilities that are unnecessary or can be incorporated in other ministries,” “The Minister of Finance was also tasked with conducting an inventory of the state’s real properties in preparation for a decision on its use. We also passed a law program over 3 years worth 470 billion Lebanese pounds, in order to implement the investment projects approved in Parliament amounting to $3.3 billion dollars,” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “At the beginning, Prime Minister Hariri and the ministers expressed their condolences to the families of martyrs Abu Mujahid and Sareini, who passed while helping to extinguish the fires that swept through many areas of Lebanon. Prime ministers Hariri and the Council of Ministers also thanked the countries that stood with Lebanon, most importantly: Greece, Cyprus, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Italy, for their efforts and assistance during the fires. We thank, of course, the Lebanese citizens and institutions that helped and stood by the official institutions, such as civil defense, fire brigade and the security forces, and helped them in all fields, turning it into a near consensus among the Lebanese people to help as much as possible, to extinguish the fires. We also thank the reporters who were injured during their coverage of the fires, and we wish them a speedy recovery, as well as all the media working all the time to inform the citizens. The HRC was tasked with carrying out the necessary statistics to determine the damage, and the Ministry of Justice opened an investigation into the cause of the fires. The Ministries of Interior and Defense were asked to report to the Council of Ministers on the causes of these fires, the obstacles they faced and the steps the Council of Ministers should take to prevent them from happening again. As for the reforms adopted today, which are very important, a decision was issued by the Minister of Finance to raise fees on imported and locally produced tobacco, and approved the installation of scanners at the border to control smuggling, and asked all public institutions and utilities not to make any additional investment expenditure, except after the approval of the Council of Ministers, and the transfer of the surplus of these institutions on a monthly basis to the Lebanese treasury, provided that the duration of this decision is a year, and the Council of Ministers will name these institutions and bodies. The Council of Ministers also approved the principle of corporatization of the port and other institutions, and a list will be issued. Electricity was postponed due to the absence of the concerned minister. We also approved the cancellation and integration of some institutions and public utilities that are unnecessary or can be included in other ministries. The Minister of Finance was also tasked with conducting an inventory of the state’s real properties in preparation for a decision on its use. We also passed a law program over 3 years worth 470 billion Lebanese pounds, in order to implement the investment projects approved in Parliament amounting to $ 3.3 billion dollars. This will be a very important boost to the economy when projects worth $ 3.3 billion are injected into the Lebanese economy. A list of CIP projects was distributed to determine the priorities and start the implementation, because there is $ 1.2 billion ready to be spent according to the priorities and importance of projects. The Ministers of Labor and Parliamentary Affairs were tasked with following up the law known as the pension law, which had already been approved by the Council of Ministers and sent to the Parliament. The Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs should follow up the matter with the Minister of Labor to quickly place it on the agenda of the Parliament. Ministers were also asked to make suggestions about a draft World Bank study on reforms. It was also decided to give a 5% subsidy to factories on additional exports. If this factory exports this year goods worth $ 1 million, and exports next year goods worth 1.2 million, it gets a 5% subsidy on the additional 200 thousand to encourage industrial exports. There is also a research on agriculture and other issues. It was agreed to transfer the McKinsey plan to the Economic Commission for consideration, and adhere to Prime Minister Hariri's circular on buying national products so they get priority in public institutions and ministries. The issue of medicine is also very important, and it was requested to reflect on tenders for all State administrations importing medicines, giving priority to generic and locally manufactured medicines. As for fuel, it was decided to buy them from the General Petroleum Corporation. Implementing regulations for electronic transactions were approved, as well as restructuring the public sector, a paper on displaced persons and approving the export declaration of origin, i.e. issuing a statement of origin describing the goods, to adopt the customs duties accordingly, to prevent smuggling and evasion of customs. Tomorrow, we will hold a cabinet meeting at 2:30 in the afternoon, we will finish the agenda and then we will continue to discuss the budget” External link

nna-en Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “At the beginning, Prime Minister Hariri and the ministers expressed their condolences to the families of martyrs Abu Mujahid and Sareini, who passed while helping to extinguish the fires that swept through many areas of Lebanon. Prime ministers Hariri and the Council of Ministers also thanked the countries that stood with Lebanon, most importantly: Greece, Cyprus, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Italy, for their efforts and assistance during the fires. We thank, of course, the Lebanese citizens and institutions that helped and stood by the official institutions, such as civil defense, fire brigade and the security forces, and helped them in all fields, turning it into a near consensus among the Lebanese people to help as much as possible, to extinguish the fires. We also thank the reporters who were injured during their coverage of the fires, and we wish them a speedy recovery, as well as all the media working all the time to inform the citizens. The HRC was tasked with carrying out the necessary statistics to determine the damage, and the Ministry of Justice opened an investigation into the cause of the fires. The Ministries of Interior and Defense were asked to report to the Council of Ministers on the causes of these fires, the obstacles they faced and the steps the Council of Ministers should take to prevent them from happening again. As for the reforms adopted today, which are very important, a decision was issued by the Minister of Finance to raise fees on imported and locally produced tobacco, and approved the installation of scanners at the border to control smuggling, and asked all public institutions and utilities not to make any additional investment expenditure, except after the approval of the Council of Ministers, and the transfer of the surplus of these institutions on a monthly basis to the Lebanese treasury, provided that the duration of this decision is a year, and the Council of Ministers will name these institutions and bodies. The Council of Ministers also approved the principle of corporatization of the port and other institutions, and a list will be issued. Electricity was postponed due to the absence of the concerned minister. We also approved the cancellation and integration of some institutions and public utilities that are unnecessary or can be included in other ministries. The Minister of Finance was also tasked with conducting an inventory of the state’s real properties in preparation for a decision on its use. We also passed a law program over 3 years worth 470 billion Lebanese pounds, in order to implement the investment projects approved in Parliament amounting to $ 3.3 billion dollars. This will be a very important boost to the economy when projects worth $ 3.3 billion are injected into the Lebanese economy. A list of CIP projects was distributed to determine the priorities and start the implementation, because there is $ 1.2 billion ready to be spent according to the priorities and importance of projects. The Ministers of Labor and Parliamentary Affairs were tasked with following up the law known as the pension law, which had already been approved by the Council of Ministers and sent to the Parliament. The Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs should follow up the matter with the Minister of Labor to quickly place it on the agenda of the Parliament. Ministers were also asked to make suggestions about a draft World Bank study on reforms. It was also decided to give a 5% subsidy to factories on additional exports. If this factory exports this year goods worth $ 1 million, and exports next year goods worth 1.2 million, it gets a 5% subsidy on the additional 200 thousand to encourage industrial exports. There is also a research on agriculture and other issues. It was agreed to transfer the McKinsey plan to the Economic Commission for consideration, and adhere to Prime Minister Hariri's circular on buying national products so they get priority in public institutions and ministries. The issue of medicine is also very important, and it was requested to reflect on tenders for all State administrations importing medicines, giving priority to generic and locally manufactured medicines. As for fuel, it was decided to buy them from the General Petroleum Corporation. Implementing regulations for electronic transactions were approved, as well as restructuring the public sector, a paper on displaced persons and approving the export declaration of origin, i.e. issuing a statement of origin describing the goods, to adopt the customs duties accordingly, to prevent smuggling and evasion of customs. Tomorrow, we will hold a cabinet meeting at 2:30 in the afternoon, we will finish the agenda and then we will continue to discuss the budget” External link

nna-en Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “As you know, the Economic and financial reform committee held several meetings and there was a positive progress in the subject of reforms. We received papers from all parties and political forces, but we feel some reluctance to approve some items, even those submitted by these same forces in their papers. At the beginning of the session, there was progress on the issue of reforms and the items that should be included in the budget. Then we observed some delay in topics that were supposed to have been resolved in previous sessions. This will not lead to a result, will reflect negatively on our performance as a cabinet and delay the approval of the budget, and this is not required. We all know that we are in a very difficult economic, financial and monetary situation, and more work and responsibility are required in approaching things. Today, political forces must assume their responsibilities, move forward with all seriousness and respect what was included in their papers. If each political team retracts from what was presented and discusses again items that we had agreed upon in principle and approved Today’s meeting was supposed to be the final one, especially for the articles that must be contained in the budget. In any case, we did not reach a difficult point and the reforms committee will hold a meeting at 5:30 pm next Wednesday . We do not want to waste more time and there are constitutional deadlines. By or at the latest October 22 , we must complete the budget and send it to parliament, according to the constitution” External link

nna-en Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah told : “The electricity plan is almost done and will be integrated into the new budget,” External link

albawaba-en Friday, October 11, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The Cabinet discussed all the proposals sent by the financial and economic reform committee. There is a positive inclination to approve the elderly pension law, the customs law and the tax law as soon as possible. There is a study about the associations that take contributions from the state, to see which are useful and serve the community, so that they continue to get contributions. For those that do not work, the contribution of the state will be reduced or canceled. The fuel spending for all state institutions and administrations in general was reduced” External link

nna-en Thursday, October 10, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The committee continued today the discussion of the economic and financial reforms, and some figures were requested from the Minister of Finance who will provide them in the Cabinet meeting that will be held tomorrow or in the next meeting of the reforms committee. Now there is a meeting for the electricity committee in an attempt to advance the electricity plan that will provide a significant budget saving. I think tomorrow’s session will also see significant progress” External link

nna-en Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saad Hariri ) : “The Financial and Economic Reform Committee held its session today under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Hariri. The Minister of communications explained the situation of the sector, the prospects to improve the telecommunications situation in Lebanon and his strategic vision for the future of the sector in Lebanon. After that, we moved to the Public Procurement Law. The Institut Bassel Fuleihan explained the new law, which takes into account the highest international standards, and was done at the Ministry of Finance. The law will be discussed later in detail, approved in the Council of Ministers and sent to Parliament” External link

nna-en Friday, October 4, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "The committee continued discussing the paper presented by the ministers of the Lebanese Forces and decided to put on the agenda of the Council of Ministers tha draft law on tenders for discussion and approval. We also asked the Minister of Energy to submit a report to the committee or the Council on the development of work on the electricity plan that was approved by the Council last April. We are also in the process of completing the study of the draft customs law that we discussed yesterday, to approve it and send it to the Council of Ministers" External link

nna-en Thursday, October 3, 2019 10:50:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "We completed the discussion of the electricity plan and the options before the Committee and we made great progress. We reached a point where comparisons will be made in the coming days on the available options taking into consideration two fundamental issues, namely the time factor and the best price for the Lebanese with very high power supply that may reach during the interim phase 24 hours. The technical team will study the options, and we will decide as soon as next week. The main goal is to secure electricity as quickly as possible and at the lowest possible cost" External link

nna-en Friday, September 27, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “Today we continued the discussion of the budgets of a number of ministries and finished them. Tomorrow the ministerial committee on electricity will meet, and next Monday the cabinet will hold a session at four pm on the budget. Of course, the budgets of the ministries were reduced, and this gives a positive signal about our seriousness in the subject of spending. The reforms committee is also pursuing its work on further reforms in this budget, and what is outside the budget will be sent to Parliament in the form of draft laws. This means that not everything that the committee decides will be within the budget” External link

nna-en Friday, September 27, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saad Hariri ) : “We discussed budget articles and there was significant progress. Practically all articles were completed except for some, which were postponed for further discussion. There are, of course, measures and reforms that will accompany the budget,” “A seven-member ministerial committee, that includes the Deputy Prime Minister and is headed by Hariri, was formed to discuss all procedures and reforms that should go alongside the budget, but are not necessarily within the budget. They can be through decrees that would be referred to the Parliament. With the end of the budget discussion, the procedures and reforms would have been discussed and approved and after that would be sent to the Parliament,” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, September 24, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The normal course is for the committee to present the outcome of its work to the Council of Ministers for approval. It would either be included in the budget if it includes reforms or through a draft law referred to Parliament” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, September 24, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah déclaré : "Notre réunion tenue aujourd'hui est une occasion qui nous permet de rencontrer des libanais distingués et créatifs qui portent toujours le nom du Liban dans leurs curs et leurs esprits" External link

nna-fr Sunday, September 15, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "We, in Lebanon, are restoring our original image today. We have always been the leading country in the production of photo galleries, arts, and festivals in general. We have been absent for a while from the cultural scene, given the political and security conditions Lebanon has gone through, but today we are regaining our cultural prestige, and Beirut is regaining its cultural status and role in Lebanon. We encourage and support such artistic and cultural events," External link

nna-en Friday, September 6, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added : "This exhibition sheds light on the refugee plight, and we, in the Arab world, have suffered a lot from refugee issues," External link

nna-en Friday, September 6, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “Some appointments need a mechanism while others don’t, according to what the minister sees” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, September 5, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The administrations that need appointments will be identified, for example the judiciary, three or four names will be presented with the resumes and will be studied by the ministers before the appointments’ session” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, September 5, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added : “There will be meetings of the Council of Ministers next week for a preliminary reading of the 2020 draft budget and the Cabinet could hold two meetings next week,” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, September 5, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saad Hariri ) : "It was a quick session, during which most of the agenda items were adopted. Some items were withdrawn at the request of the concerned ministers. Prime Minister Hariri opened the session with the subject of appointments. Upon his request, the appointments item will, from now on, be placed on the agenda of the Council of Ministers. The Ministers will receive the curriculum vitae of the candidates and will be informed about them with the agenda. The appointments will be made when a decision is taken by the Council of Ministers. This issue has been decided today. No appointments from outside the agenda and Prime Minister Hariri stressed that the appointments should be on the agenda with the resumes sent in advance to the ministers" External link

nna-en Thursday, September 5, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah déclaré : "Lorsque l'origine de l'incendie sera déterminée, le travail pourra reprendre" External link

lorientlejour Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah déclaré : "Nous profitons de cette occasion pour adresser nos sincères félicitations aux dirigeants, aux officiers et aux membres de la S û reté Générale" External link

nna-fr Tuesday, August 27, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saad Hariri ) : "Prime Minister Hariri started by condemning the Israeli attacks on Lebanon and considered them a flagrant violation of resolution 1701 and a threat to Lebanon's stability. He said that this aggression is rejected and condemned and there are intensive contacts to stop these acts and deter the Israeli enemy from continuing its attacks against Lebanon" External link

nna-en Tuesday, August 27, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The mission of the media is not only to convey news and images, but its main task is to interact with social issues and try to help people find solutions,” External link

nna-en Monday, August 26, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “Today, our children are separated from their community and their parents, and they are fully attached to Smart Phones or tablets. They are not aware of, or even interacting with their surroundings,” External link

nna-en Monday, August 26, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The crisis is aggravating. The government has initiated a diplomatic process, and we must also take precautions in case something happens,” External link

nna-en Monday, August 26, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah maintained : “There is a big crisis in the country, but the Lebanese pound is fixed and we have to find a way to treat the existing deficit in the balance of payments, implement the electricity plan on time, and put controls on salaries, wages and their addendums in the public sector, as we did in the 2019 budget. We need to figure out exactly how to ease the public debt,” External link

nna-en Monday, August 26, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "The climate is positive and Lebanon's rating will remain the same" "The government is taking the necessary measures to protect the economic and financial situation," External link

nna-en Thursday, August 22, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The climate is positive and Lebanon’s rating will remain the same” “The government is taking the necessary measures to protect the economic and financial situation,” External link

almanar-en Thursday, August 22, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Melhem Riachy ) : "Former Minister Melhem Riachy has made several attempts at securing some kind of support for the Lebanese media, but unfortunately the reality of Lebanese finances and the prevailing economic situation did not allow the State to intervene much in this sector" External link

nna-en Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "The law exists with the Committee on Administration and Justice, and so far I have not been invited to a hearing on this subject" External link

nna-en Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saudi ) : "We know well the depth of the Saudi-Lebanese ties," External link

nna-en Monday, August 19, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added : “We hope this historic relationship, which has deep roots, will continue and develop because we still need this Arab support under the prevailing harsh conditions, and under the current attacks targeting the Arab region,” External link

nna-en Monday, August 19, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah déclaré : "Nous connaissons bien la profondeur des liens saoudo-libanais" External link

nna-fr Monday, August 19, 2019 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saudi ) : "We know well the depth of the Saudi-Lebanese ties," External link

nna-en Monday, August 19, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah déclaré : "il y a ceux qui exploitent des propriétés maritimes illégalement , " External link

nna-fr Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "What happened is not all that is required, but the goal was basically to adjust the budget deficit, and therefore control spending, especially pointless spending, and move towards economic solutions. In order to grow our economy, we need infrastructure and investment, as the increase thereof would create job opportunities and thus develop the economy," "Cedre funds will be pumped into the infrastructure, and our economy will be based on this development, especially when accompanied by security and political stability. This would lead us out of the crisis, or put us on the exit path, but it will definitely lead us out of the danger zone," External link

nna-en Wednesday, May 29, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "there are those who operate maritime properties illegally, and there is no legal framework regulating the relationship between them and the State or them and the citizen. They have not paid their dues to the State since 23 years" External link

nna-en Wednesday, May 29, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The economic discussion and the discussions on suggestions that may increase revenues, control expenditures, or reduce deficit is ongoing because we will [soon] start [preparing for] the 2020 budget,” External link

thenational Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saad Hariri ) : “Congratulations, we finalized the budget. I will start with what Premier Hariri said at the onset of the meeting: ‘There is talk that the draft budget does not include an economic vision. The economic, development and investment vision is present in the ministerial statement, the CEDRE conference, the McKinsey plan and the fiscal correction. This will happen over five years. We have to stop such remarks and concentrate on our work, on completing the budget and sending it to Parliament. Second, it is not true that there is no cost for the delay. Actually, the cost is there since the beginning of the year, since the delay in the formation of the government and it continues with the unjustified delay in the preparation of the budget. If you want to continue like this, I do not mind. We are at the threshold of preparing the 2020 budget, and I have too a set of proposals. If it is required to we keep going around and drowning in the 2019 numbers, there is no objection, but people should know that the deficit reduction we reached is very important, from 11.5% to 7.5%, and this is not small. We have to finish the 2019 budget’” External link

nna-en Friday, May 24, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added ( about Saudi ) : “At the end of his statement, the Prime Minister informed the Council that he will be leaving to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia early next week to participate in the Arab and Islamic summits that precede Eid al-Fitr” External link

nna-en Friday, May 24, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saad Hariri ) : “We finished discussing the articles and figures of the 2019 budget. After that, Premier Hariri adjourned the meeting. Another meeting, which will be scheduled later, will be held at the Baabda Palace, to announce the completion of the draft budget. Today we approved all articles and figures” External link

nna-en Friday, May 24, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “Today, we have finished discussing and endorsing the articles and figures in the 2019 budget,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, May 24, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "Today, we have finished discussing and endorsing the articles and figures in the 2019 budget," External link

news-yahoo Friday, May 24, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “Today, we have finished discussing and endorsing the articles and figures in the 2019 budget,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 24, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “We have been endeavoring to increase imports and reduce spending (...). We have reduced the deficit by 7.5 percent,” “MP Hariri called for finalizing the budget and referring it to Parliament,” External link

nna-en Friday, May 24, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah told : “We have finished discussing and approving the state budget's articles and numbers,” External link

naharnet-en Friday, May 24, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah indiqué : "Nous venons juste de finir les discussions et d'approuver tous les articles (...) du budget 2019" External link

afp-fr Friday, May 24, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "The discussion was calm, objective and bold; and there was no tension or altercation," External link

nna-en Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “We have reduced spending and ministries’ expenditure and canceled many topics. For example, the Public Works Ministry squeezed its expenses in a way that it will only do the basic and essential things that cannot be postponed,” External link

albawaba-en Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “For example, the Public Works Ministry lowered its expenses,” External link

albawaba-en Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The numbers are fully clear now, along with the deficit ratio, the revenues and the expenses,” External link

albawaba-en Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah estimé : "Nous espérons qu'il y aura une loi moderne sur les médias préservant la liberté d'expression et la liberté des médias et de la presse et établissant une sorte d'orientations générales engagées par tous" External link

nna-fr Monday, May 20, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added : “On the budget, a detailed discussion took place on proposals of articles. An article was added to the budget. As for the other articles, committees were formed for more study, otherwise we will await for the legal texts to see if they will be included in the budget,” “The Ministers will answer several questions regarding their ministries’ budgets during Monday’s Cabinet convention. The figures we have on the budget and deficit are almost final,” External link

naharnet-en Monday, May 20, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “Today we finished all legal articles in the budget that were raised in the previous meetings. We will hold a meeting on Friday at 1:30 pm, during which the Minister of Finance will present the final report about the ministries and departments, and then we will have all the figures. Today, many new suggestions were presented and discussed as much as time allowed. Some of these proposals have been approved, while others were postponed to Friday” External link

nna-en Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “We agreed in previous sessions that the law of defense rules in this matter. Measure No. 3 is implemented in areas where there is confrontation with the Israeli enemy, while No. 2 and 3 measures are decided by the Ministers of Interior and Defense. Measure No. 1 is applied in calm areas, while measure No. 2 can be implemented in less calm areas” External link

nna-en Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “This is what was approved in the meeting, but if the Minister of Defense wishes to raise the issue again and if he considers that there is a need for a certain amendment, the cabinet is ready to listen” External link

nna-en Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "My heartfelt condolences to all the people who loved Sfeir because his death truly is a very big loss," "Patriarch Sfeir underlined the history of Lebanon in letters of gold en route to sovereignty, freedom, and independence; he was the voice of truth, freedom, and peace" External link

nna-en Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2:35:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah déclaré : "Le patriarche Sfeir a résumé la position politique nationale en quelques mots" External link

nna-fr Sunday, May 12, 2019 8:53:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah ajouté : "Avec la perte du patriarche Sfeir, nous perdons un grand homme de sagesse et une figure nationale dotée d'un leadership historique exceptionnel qui a beaucoup donné au Liban, et j'espère que ce sentier de la souveraineté nationale raisonnable persistera, avec le souci de préserver l'unité et la stabilité nationales au Liban " External link

nna-fr Sunday, May 12, 2019 8:53:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The atmosphere is very favourable to a significant reduction of salaries in government agencies” External link

thenational Sunday, May 12, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah écrit : "Je lui demande de veiller sur nous et sur le Liban" External link

nna-fr Sunday, May 12, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “Today’s meeting lasted five hours, during which the budget items and required procedures to reduce current and operating expenses were discussed. The expenditures were discussed and the reduction rate for each article was defined so we can reduce between 1000 to 1200 billion Lebanese pounds from the 2019 budget. This took around two hours. After that, each minister will study these reductions in his ministry. Starting tomorrow, we will discuss the articles of the ministries according to the directives set today regarding the reduction, so that we can reach the desired reduction. This way we will be able to reduce the budget deficit between 7 and 8 percent. This took a while because we went into the details of each article. Tomorrow, the Council of Ministers will meet at one-thirty to pursue the discussion” External link

naharnet-en Friday, May 10, 2019 7:51:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “It’s true, but the percentage is not 20%. This means it is of 8 or 6 or 2% for some articles and more for others. But we took the directives based on a study prepared by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers to see the reductions that would lead to a cutback of 1200 billion Lebanese pounds” External link

naharnet-en Friday, May 10, 2019 7:51:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "Today's meeting lasted five hours, during which the budget items and required procedures to reduce current and operating expenses were discussed. The expenditures were discussed and the reduction rate for each article was defined so we can reduce between 1000 to 1200 billion Lebanese pounds from the 2019 budget. This took around two hours. After that, each minister will study these reductions in his ministry. Starting tomorrow, we will discuss the articles of the ministries according to the directives set today regarding the reduction, so that we can reach the desired reduction. This way we will be able to reduce the budget deficit between 7 and 8 percent. This took a while because we went into the details of each article. Tomorrow, the Council of Ministers will meet at one-thirty to pursue the discussion" External link

nna-en Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "It's true, but the percentage is not 20%. This means it is of 8 or 6 or 2% for some articles and more for others. But we took the directives based on a study prepared by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers to see the reductions that would lead to a cutback of 1200 billion Lebanese pounds" External link

nna-en Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “There are some financial data and figures that we will ask for from the Central Bank and the military services to study and analyze them tomorrow and make decisions regarding the articles that were postponed,” External link

albawaba-en Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “incentives, exemptions and encouragement for citizens to pay their fees,” External link

albawaba-en Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The issue of security and military services will be studied as one bundle, which includes equipment, retirement and salaries. The defense minister will bring the final figures with him tomorrow,” External link

albawaba-en Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah dit : "Nous avons achevé aujourd’hui la discussion concernant les lois-programmes et les questions fiscales en général, et nous attendons toujours les réponses aux estimations budgétaires que nous aurons demain ou après demain. Demain, nous commencerons l’étude du budget des administrations et de chaque ministère, et nous espérons terminer cela vendredi" External link

nna-fr Wednesday, May 8, 2019 10:05:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "there is an intention to conclude the budget studying on Friday," External link

nna-en Wednesday, May 8, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “Today we continued discussing the legal articles and we reviewed all the articles that were pending. Tomorrow we will continue discussing the articles, hoping to finalize the legal articles and get into the numbers. We hope to finish the draft budget by Friday or even before. Things are very good and the discussion is responsible and based on numbers. There are some financial data and figures that we will ask from the Central Bank and the military services, to study and analyze them tomorrow and take decisions regarding the articles that were postponed. The atmosphere is good. I think the situation also improved in terms of strikes, and we still do not know why some strikers decided to go on strike. We are moving seriously and responsibly and we will announce soon all the decisions that we reached. Some of these decisions are positive and include incentives, exemptions and encouragement for the citizen to pay his fees” External link

nna-en Tuesday, May 7, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "the government is keen on Banque du Liban's independence and is not seeking to interfere in its decisions and policies" External link

naharnet-en Monday, May 6, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added : "The government does not seek under any pretext to interfere in its decisions and policies within the laws in effect" External link

nna-en Monday, May 6, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "We are preparing a platform that includes all the facilities and equipment to be used by all Start-Ups and anyone who intends to carry out certain projects for free, following which we would provide them with necessary funding and everything they need to enable them to begin" External link

nna-en Saturday, May 4, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “There has been a very important progress today regarding the discussion of the articles. We reached article 25, which has been completed, and the Cabinet will meet again tomorrow at 1:30 pm to discussion the remaining articles. The most important items approved concern the cancellation of exemptions on the registration and customs of cars for MPs and ministers, we all agreed on this, and we approved to impose fees on the distinctive numbers and those of three or four figures, and tomorrow we will discuss the fees. We added a new tax bracket for the amounts exceeding LBP 225 million, which means that we added a slice to the income tax for the high amounts that do not affect the middle and low income people, but the categories whose profits exceed LBP 225 million. There was also an in-depth discussion on tax and economic reforms and tomorrow we will have an answer from the finance minister on their financial impact on the treasury and on the state income. Customs exemptions that were granted to some people, except those with special needs and the machines used in agriculture and industry aimed at encouraging these sectors, were canceled” External link

nna-en Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Michel Aoun ) : "This is the second meeting of the Council of Ministers after the first session that was presided Tuesday in Baabda presidential palace by President Michel Aoun to examine the budget," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah noted ( about Saad Hariri ) : "The leadership of Saad Hariri is reflected in his commitment to domestic affairs, as well as the Arab nation," External link

nna-en Friday, April 19, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah concluded ( about Saad Hariri ) : "Saad Hariri has an immunized status," External link

nna-en Friday, April 19, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah ajouté ( about Saad Hariri ) : "Le leadership de Saad Hariri est illustrée dans son engagement dans les affaires de la patrie et de la Nation arabe et dans ses sacrifices" External link

nna-fr Friday, April 19, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah noted ( about Saad Hariri ) : "The leadership of Saad Hariri is reflected in his commitment to domestic affairs, as well as the Arab nation," External link

nna-en Friday, April 19, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah warned : "This conference and other economic and financial conferences need to be approached objectively. We are on the threshold of issuing a public budget that may put us on a two-track path, either on the path of salvaging the State, the economy and public finances, or on one headed towards further deterioration and further deficit," External link

nna-en Tuesday, April 16, 2019 5:59:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah explained : "The budget is now at the General Secretariat of the Premiership; Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil are putting final touches before the government discusses it soon," External link

nna-en Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah affirmé : "Il est évident qu'il existe un intérêt international pour le Liban" External link

nna-fr Tuesday, April 9, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah told : "It is clear from the conference which had been held for the sake of Lebanon, that there is an international interest about Lebanon," External link

nna-en Tuesday, April 9, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Tele Liban ) : "This is my first meeting with the National Council for Audiovisual Media since assuming my post at the ministry. We have broached many media-related affairs, including those that involve Tele Liban, and all the official media institutions in the country," "We discussed the difficulties facing the media sector and listened to the valuable proposals of the National Council, which can help in the development of this sector," External link

nna-en Tuesday, April 9, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah expliqué : "Nous nous sommes penchés sur les problèmes affrontés par les municipalités, lesquels se sont accrus à cause de la présence d'un très grand nombre de déplacés syriens dans la plaine de la Bekaa. Nous avons également discuté de la nécessité d'assurer les fonds requis aux municipalités pour qu'elles puissent réaliser la croissance dans les villages" External link

nna-fr Monday, April 8, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added : "We also discussed issues related to development and the need to secure the necessary funds for municipalities to carry out their development tasks at the level of villages" External link

nna-en Monday, April 8, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “Today’s agenda included several important items. Most of them were approved and some were postponed for further study especially the exemption from financial fines. I would like to clarify this subject. It is not an exemption from the fees imposed on companies or institutions but an exemption of fines as happens when budgets are approved. The Minister of Finance has the authority to exempt, up to 99 million, and if the amount is higher, it needs to be approved by the Council of Ministers. There was a controversy on this, while the matter is just a project of exemption from the fines resulting from the non-payment of fees. The rest of the items were approved and a few minor items were postponed till next week. The atmosphere was very good and most of the items were approved in a calm discussion and now the ministerial committee about electricity will meet” External link

nna-en Thursday, April 4, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah dit ( about Saad Hariri ) : "La commission s'est réunie aujourd'hui et se réunira à nouveau demain après le Conseil des ministres pour résoudre des points qui n'ont pas été discutés en raison de rendez-vous antérieurs du Premier ministre Hariri. Les discussions ont porté sur un certain nombre de points essentiels. Nous avons convenu de certains et il y a eu des suggestions sur d'autres points. Elles doivent être rédigées et envoyées par courrier électronique aux ministres pour être lues et discutées demain. En général, l’atmosphère est très positive et le travail est rapide malgré la discussion responsable et approfondie de tous les mécanismes et articles du plan. Il y a plusieurs points de vue sur la façon de gérer les appels d’offres. Nous avons abouti à deux propositions, toutes deux raisonnables et nécessitant une discussion plus approfondie afin que nous puissions prendre la décision finale en conseil des ministres sur la méthode que nous adopterons pour l'appel d'offres. La question de la production temporaire et permanente a également été discutée et nous nous sommes entendus sur le plan de la ministre de l'Énergie, les emplacements où les centrales électriques temporaires et permanentes seront installées et le volume de production de chaque site. Ces questions sont presque terminées et nécessitent une dernière lecture pour situer les emplacements. En ce qui concerne l'expropriation de Selaata, il y a un terrain appartenant à Electricité du Liban, qui est suffisant pour la première phase de production, qui est la première centrale électrique. Des discussions sont en cours sur les moyens d'obtenir un terrain supplémentaire au besoin, la partie qui financera la prochaine expropriation et si celle-ci aura lieu maintenant ou plus tard. Je pense que nous avons progressé et demain il y aura une autre réunion pour nous mettre d'accord sur les points restants" External link

nna-fr Wednesday, April 3, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saad Hariri ) : “The committee met today, and will meet again tomorrow after the Council of Ministers to resolve issues and points that were not discussed due to prior appointments of Prime Minister Hariri. Discussions tackled a number of essential points, we agreed on some in principles, while there were suggestions on other points and they be drafted and e-mailed to the ministers, to be read and discussed tomorrow. In general the atmosphere is very positive and work is quick despite the responsible and in-depth discussion that is taking place on all the mechanisms and the items of the plan. There are several views on how to manage tenders. We reached two proposals, both of which are reasonable and need a more in-depth discussion so that we can take the final decision to the Council of Ministers on the method that we will adopt in the tender. The issue of temporary and permanent production was also discussed and there was an agreement on the plan of the Minister of Energy and the places where the temporary and permanent power plants would be established and the volume of production in each location. These issues are almost finished and need a last reading to situate the locations. As for the Selaata expropriation, there is a land owned by Electricité du Liban, which is enough for the first stage of production, which is the first power plant. Discussions are underway on ways to get an additional land if needed, the party that will finance the next expropriation and whether it will take place now or later. I think we made progress and tomorrow there will be another meeting to agree on the remaining items” External link

nna-en Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “By 2023 we would have secured the bulk of energy we need for the future, but this plan is extended. If someone offers to give us the temporary part through power ships until the permanent solution is completed and with a less cost than the power plant, then we will certainly discuss this choice in the committee. We are open to choices. The main objective of the plan is to reduce electricity deficit and ensure electricity 24 hours per day. These are the main strategic objectives of the plan, in addition to ending the two billion dollars in the next few years. Starting 2019 the technical and nontechnical squander will be reduced, thus achieving an estimated saving between two hundred and four hundred billion Lebanese pounds and this is very important. When we ensure twenty four hour electricity we will then think of increasing the tariff without increasing the price of a certain amount of electricity for poor classes and increase it for the higher levels of consumption” External link

nna-en Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added ( about Tele Liban ) : “Tele Liban is the voice of the state, and the voice of the nation, but unfortunately, today we only see negative things through the media, which harm the reputation of Lebanon and its status on all levels,” “On the other hand, there are many good and positive things in Lebanon that no one highlights. There are people who are creative, proactive, and distinguished, yet one talks about them. There are beautiful mountains, democracy, and freedoms that ought to be highlighted further,” External link

nna-en Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah maintained ( about Tele Liban ) : “The country has many advantages that we do not hear about; it’s the task of Tele Liban to shine light on them. This task lies with us and with the hopefully soon-to-be appointed board of directors, as well as with all the managers and employees of Tele Liban,” External link

nna-en Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The discussions continued on the main points of the electricity policy and Minister Boustani presented a document in which she outlined chronologically the steps that require agreement so the plan can be implemented. A meeting will be held tomorrow at 3 pm to complete what we have not been able to address today, hoping that we will conclude tomorrow. We will work from 3 to 5 and maybe more until we finish the rest of the points. The atmosphere is very positive, the discussions are serious and things are going in the right direction and hopefully tomorrow things will be done” External link

nna-en Tuesday, April 2, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah dit : "Les discussions se sont poursuivies sur les principaux points de la politique de l'électricité et la ministre Boustani a présenté un document dans lequel elle a défini chronologiquement les étapes nécessitant un accord pour que le plan puisse être mis en oeuvre. Une réunion aura lieu demain à 15 heures pour compléter ce que nous n’avons pas pu aborder aujourd’hui, dans l’espoir de conclure demain. Nous travaillerons de 15 à 17h et peut-être plus jusqu'à ce que nous finissions le reste des points. L'atmosphère est très positive, les discussions sont sérieuses et les choses vont dans la bonne direction. J'espère que nous terminerons demain" External link

nna-fr Tuesday, April 2, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “I would like to reassure you that the atmosphere was very positive. A great progress has been achieved on some of the key points of the plan and the electricity policy. A meeting will be held tomorrow from 4 to 6 pm to complete these points in the same positive atmosphere that prevailed today. There is an agreement on the basic points of the plan. There have been positive approaches and we will finalize them tomorrow. We will go to the Council of Ministers on Thursday with an agreement on the basic and important items in the electricity plan” External link

nna-en Monday, April 1, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “There are amendments and there are clarifications. Some of the items under discussion are being clarified and they become very clear to the members of the committee and there is positivity in approving them. On the other hand, some other discussions lead to minor amendments. Some points seem vague to some members and they become clear after the discussion” External link

nna-en Monday, April 1, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah déclaré : "J'ai été honoré de rencontrer Sa Béatitude et je tiens toujours à le rencontrer et à écouter ses points de vue sur les questions nationales" External link

nna-fr Friday, March 29, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah déclaré : "Le plan est en cours d’étude, et il devrait faire l'objet de discussions lors de la prochaine réunion du cabinet" External link

nna-fr Friday, March 29, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added : "Just as they [refugees] live in a tent in Lebanon, they can live in a tent in secure areas where the UN High Commissioner for Refugees can secure the same assistance they currently provide in Lebanon," External link

nna-en Friday, March 29, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah told ( about Tele Liban ) : “We hope to appoint a board of directors for Tele Liban soon in a bid to follow a clearer and better administrative course, and to cement the relationship between the Ministry of Information and Tele Liban,” External link

nna-en Tuesday, March 26, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "It is important to restore confidence of the citizen in his country, which is why President Michel Aoun, Prime Minister Saad Hariri and other wise leaders in the country are determined to move forward with reform and fight corruption," External link

nna-en Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah déclaré : "L'objectif principal de tout ce processus est d'augmenter les facteurs de croissance et de créer des opportunités d'emploi pour nos jeunes" External link

nna-fr Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:56:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "The main goal behind all this is to raise the growth ratios and create job opportunities for our youth," "In Lebanon, we have a distinguished and dynamic private sector, which will have a crucial and efficient role in the upcoming workshop," External link

nna-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "In any case, documents and financial figures are being scrutinized by the Court of Audit," External link

nna-en Tuesday, March 5, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Association ) : "I met yesterday with the Association of Media Alumni, which represents a large number of media professionals suffering from the media and press crisis in Lebanon. We will work to find effective solutions for photographers and for the media," External link

nna-en Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "The broadcast of the incident by all media is a sincere expression aimed at launching a cry of conscience to prevent the recurrence of similar incidents, and to urge those concerned to pay attention to daily living issues that concern citizens pertaining to education and health," External link

nna-en Saturday, February 9, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Michel Aoun ) : “President Michel Aoun lauded the completion of the ministerial statement,” External link

almanar-en Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added : “Most of the modifications were related to the language, in order to clarify the item; but no amendment has been made to the essence,” External link

almanar-en Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Michel Aoun ) : "President Michel Aoun lauded the completion of the ministerial statement," External link

nna-en Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added : "Most of the modifications were related to the language, in order to clarify the item; but no amendment has been made to the essence," External link

nna-en Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “We completed the final reading of the ministerial statement’s final version, after a few minor amendments today. They were minor linguistic modifications that did not change the substance. We are waiting for the Presidents of the Republic and of the Council of Ministers to set a meeting of the Council of Ministers, most likely tomorrow, if the time of His Excellency allows it, so we can head to the Parliament next week to discuss and approve the ministerial statement of the new government” External link

nna-en Thursday, February 7, 2019 9:44:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "We completed the final reading of the ministerial statement's final version, after a few minor amendments today. They were minor linguistic modifications that did not change the substance. We are waiting for the Presidents of the Republic and of the Council of Ministers to set a meeting of the Council of Ministers, most likely tomorrow, if the time of His Excellency allows it, so we can head to the Parliament next week to discuss and approve the ministerial statement of the new government" External link

nna-en Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:40:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saad Hariri ) : “The committee has finalized the draft of the ministerial statement, with all its articles, as Prime Minister Hariri had promised. The committee will hold a meeting at 2:00 pm tomorrow for a last reading, after completing the corrections. The final version will be quickly read tomorrow and we would have achieved the ministerial statement, after a consensus on it from all parties participating in the government” External link

nna-en Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah explained : "the wording of the ministerial statement of the previous government has been adopted with regard to the item touching on the Resistance," External link

nna-en Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "There is a huge opportunity ahead to recuperate the role of Lebanon and the Lebanese media," External link

nna-en Monday, February 4, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah stated : "Everyone is aware of the development of the telecommunication sector in Lebanon. The growth and expansion of the industrial, agricultural and many other sectors cannot be maintained without the advancement in the digital and communication areas. So, we could not wait any longer to elaborate and prosper our divisions. We are working now on a national data center and we are at the look-out for a partner in the private sector; which will surely help us boost the digital economy" External link

nna-en Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “After four months of talks, we secured the raising of Lebanon’s share from 310 Gbps to 1,920 Gbps until 2034, without any increased cost on Lebanon,” External link

albawaba-en Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:11:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “We are turning Lebanon into a hub for communications in the region,” “This is the first step of many – we must initially secure high internet speed here” External link

albawaba-en Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:11:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah noted : “We will move Lebanon from one situation to another, which will be similar to the world’s other large internet centers,” External link

albawaba-en Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:11:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Rafik al Hariri ) : "Late Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri, had always stressed the paramount importance of Arab unity, which he insisted would only be built on economic grounds. Economic unity is part and parcel to resolve political disputes between countries. Late Hariri used to reiterate the fact that we should all believe and trust in each other to be able to build a rigid economy," External link

nna-en Friday, February 24, 2017 4:20:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added : "Each country should offer the Arab economy all that it masters to reach a state of integration en route to Arab unity, which shall eventually lead to progress and growth," External link

nna-en Friday, February 24, 2017 4:20:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah concluded ( about Michel Aoun ) : "We stand at the threshold of a new phase in Lebanon and the Arab world. President of the Republic, Michel Aoun's visit to Egypt emanates from his keenness on developing bilateral ties, at all levels," External link

nna-en Friday, February 24, 2017 4:20:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added ( about Khaled Al Faisal ) : "When Prince Khaled Al-Faisal visited Lebanon, he revealed political stances on Lebanon's security and stability. We are all aware that gulf tourism in Lebanon had been one of the main pillars lifting our national economy," External link

nna-en Monday, January 9, 2017 5:31:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "The minor differences between both could be easily resolved," External link

nna-en Monday, January 9, 2017 5:31:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah told ( about Michel Aoun ) : "President Michel Aoun has no choice but to be a president for all the Lebanese and to preserve the country's stability and partnership," External link

nna-en Tuesday, November 1, 2016 3:21:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will not meddle in the presidential entitlement as it has always reiterated. The tweet of the Saudi charge d'affairs related to former Minister Jean Obeid was within an overview of the history of late Saudi Foreign Affairs Minister Saud al-Faisal,” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:07:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah added ( about Saad Hariri ) : “Ex-PM Saad Hariri and some parties are carrying on interior and foreign communications and consultations to reach a political settlement and elect new president” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:07:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about Saad Hariri ) : "Hariri announced his willingness to go through all options that could lead to the election of a president...but certain unexpected complications have arisen, which demanded further negotiations with political powers and further foreign tours to ensure regional and international cover and to pressure those who are hindering the elections," "Iran...considers the presidential elections an important card at the regional negotiations table when the time for said negotiations arrives" External link

nna-en Sunday, October 9, 2016 12:48:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah dit ( about Sayyed Nasrallah ) : "Le Futur a condamné la reprise de Sayyed Nasrallah du langage de trahison et des accusations, à l'occasion de la 10e commémoration de la fin de l'agression israélienne contre le Liban" External link

nna-fr Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:05:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah indiqué : "les relations avec le chef du parti des Forces Libanaises, Samir Geagea, se sont améliorées. Toutefois, les points de vue demeurent dissemblables au sujet de la candidature du général Michel Aoun à la présidence de la République" External link

nna-fr Friday, August 5, 2016 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah assuré : "la situation au Liban, les institutions et l'économie nationale ne peuvent être réglées sans l'élection d'un chef d'Etat" External link

nna-fr Friday, August 5, 2016 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah conclu : "C'est le jeu démocratique qui décide du nom du président et non pas le blocage" External link

nna-fr Monday, July 25, 2016 2:26:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said ( about George Adwan ) : “We received the demands made by security forces just today. No one discussed them with us or gave us the exact cost,” “This issue should be referred to the subcommittee headed by colleague George Adwan so that it can be discussed with the and security institutions” External link

dailystar-LB Wednesday, March 18, 2015 2:04:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “We are not the ones linking the [approval] of the salary scale to the draft budget, the Finance Ministry already linked the two when it included the new revenues in the submitted budget,” External link

dailystar-LB Wednesday, March 18, 2015 2:04:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “Considering it a continuation of a session which convened back in Oct. 13, 2014 is unhealthy, particularly because there are figures put for discussion of which we know nothing about,” External link

dailystar-LB Wednesday, March 18, 2015 2:04:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : “We are not linking the wage hike to the budget, the finance ministry already linked them when it included the new revenues in the submitted budget,” External link

dailystar-LB Tuesday, March 17, 2015 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jamal Jarrah pointed out : "the recent events, mainly the Quneitra assault, the response in Shebaa and the words of the secretary-general of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on the rules of engagement will be the subject of in-depth research in the round of dialogue tomorrow, because the words which were said and there expected consequences put Lebanon at great risk" External link

nna-en Thursday, March 12, 2015 8:47:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah told : "Today's (Wednesday) dialogue session between Future movement and Hizbullah will continue to discuss the security plan and will probably tackle the presidential situation," External link

nna-en Thursday, March 12, 2015 4:03:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "This eager position has ignored the will of the Lebanese people and its unanimous position on adhering to international resolutions including 1701," External link

nna-en Thursday, March 12, 2015 2:39:00 AM EAT

Jamal Jarrah said : "This eager position has ignored the will of the Lebanese people and its unanimous position on adhering to international resolutions including 1701," External link

14march-en Wednesday, February 4, 2015 3:47:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister11.39%EN08/17/201717/08/2017
telecommunications minister4.95%EN08/17/201717/08/2017
minister of telecommunications4.46%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
ministre0.99%FR07/06/201706/07/2017
minister of communications0.99%EN06/07/201707/06/2017
mp38.61%EN03/28/201728/03/2017
general0.50%EN02/25/201725/02/2017
prime minister0.50%EN02/24/201724/02/2017
minister for telecommunications0.50%EN01/25/201725/01/2017
telecommunication minister0.50%EN01/23/201723/01/2017
député24.75%FR12/12/201612/12/2016
chairman1.49%EN10/18/201618/10/2016
membre1.49%FR10/11/201611/10/2016
future movement mp0.99%EN09/27/201627/09/2016
deputy2.48%EN08/09/201609/08/2016
member0.50%EN07/08/201608/07/2016
mp1.49%SA08/25/201425/08/2014
député libanais1.98%FR05/01/201101/05/2011
lebanese mp0.50%EN04/13/201113/04/2011
MP0.50%EN09/16/201016/09/2010
police commander0.50%EN11/15/200715/11/2007
Names Lang Count
Jamal JarrahFR39.93%
Jamal JarrahEN34.17%
Jamal al-JarrahEN13.31%
Jamal al-JarrahPT6.47%
Jamal al-JarahEN2.16%
Jamal al JarrahES1.44%
Jamal al JarrahEN1.44%
Jamal JarrahSA0.72%
Jamal al-JarrahFR0.36%


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