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Salam calls for revival and reforms on Labor Day

File - Newly-formed Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam speaks to the media at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

BEIRUT: Prime Minister Tammam Salam Wednesday urged workers to support "revival and reforms" to energize Lebanon’s economy.

“I call on Lebanon's workers...to contribute to a much-needed revival and serious reforms in all sectors to rescue the economy, which is on a downward trend,” Salam said in a statement issued in honor of Labor Day, which falls on Thursday.

In a statement, Salam said such a move would put Lebanon back on the global economic map “in a world of fierce competition.”

Salam also hailed Lebanese women workers “who are struggling for existence and for equal rights.”

 

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