Lebanon News

Cabinet appoints head of Civil Service Council

President Michel Sleiman (L) and Prime Minister Tammam Salam arrive at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

BEIRUT: Cabinet convened Wednesday with 27 items on its agenda and appointed Fatima Sayegh as the new head of the Civil Service Council.

Cabinet also granted Rafik Hariri University Hospital a loan worth LL20 billion and approved a “salvation plan” for the hospital proposed by Health Minister Wael Abu Faour.

During the session, Prime Minister Tammam Salam and the Cabinet ministers said that they were satisfied with the security plan implemented in the northern city of Tripoli and the eastern Bekaa Valley.

Salam also urged all security agencies to coordinate and open the roads to the remote border village of al-Tufail.

The session, chaired by President Michel Sleiman, commenced at Baabda Presidential Palace at 10:30 a.m and lasted for three hours.

President Sleiman and Prime Minister Tammam Salam held a closed meeting ahead of the session.





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