From right, President Michel Sleiman speaks with Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil and Prime Minister Tammam Salam during a Cabinet session in Baabda, Friday, May 9, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanon's Cabinet made 13 key civil service appointments Friday in a four-hour session packed with 52 agenda items.Gen. Nizar Khalil was appointed head of the Higher Council for Customs and Shafiq Merhi's term as general director of the department was renewed.The Finance Ministry's Director of Disbursement Alia Abbas was chosen as general director of the Economy Ministry and Judge Maysam Noueri as general director of the Justice Ministry. Roni Lahoud was selected as head of the board and general director of the General Housing Institution and Nicholas Habr was appointed head of the Central Fund for the Displaced.Former President Amine Gemayel's Kataeb Party released a statement regarding Thursday night's meeting between Gemayel and Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt.
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