Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, center, meets with lawmakers at his residence in Beirut, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Parliament Website, HO)
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The ministerial committee tasked with drafting the Cabinet's policy statement reached a "satisfactory" formula with respect to the disputed Baabda Declaration, Health Minister Wael Abu Faour said Wednesday.The committee is expected to reconvene Friday in what Abu Faour hoped would be its final meeting.The March 14 coalition has insisted the formula of previous policy statement be removed and replaced with the Baabda Declaration, which calls for distancing Lebanon from regional and international conflicts, particularly the war in Syria.Berri's remarks were seen as a compromise intended to facilitate the work of the ministerial committee tasked with drafting the government's policy statement.
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