Salam heads the ministerial committee at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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The ministerial committee tasked with drafting the new Cabinet's policy statement convened Thursday for its second session this week.Salam voiced optimism Wednesday evening that the committee would be able to swiftly draw up the policy statement, saying the draft would be brief given the short lifespan of his government.Salam announced his 24-member national unity government Saturday after more than 10 months of political deadlock, bringing together the rival March 8 and March 14 coalitions along with centrists, or ministers loyal to Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt, Salam and President Michel Sleiman.
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