Prime Minister Tammam Salam heads a Cabinet session at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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A year after the formation of the International Support Group for Lebanon and following three conferences in New York, Rome and Paris, there are no tangible results.Salam will personally head the Lebanese delegation, which will include ministers and administrative figures.Their efforts have not been in vain, as a Lebanese representative, probably Salam, has been invited by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to give a brief speech Sept. 26 before the Security Council, the European Union, the Arab League and the Support Group for Lebanon. As for the upcoming meeting in New York, two items will dominate the agenda: terrorism, particularly the spread of extremist groups in Lebanon through Arsal, and the stalled presidential election.
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