Prime Minister Tammam Salam shakes hands with UAE's Vice President Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoumon on Saturday March 14, 2015. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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UAE's prime minister assured his Lebanese counterpart Saturday that his country has no official policy of targeting Lebanese citizens, one day after the Gulf government decided to deport 70 families.Maktoum highlighted the high numbers of Lebanese living in the UAE and their professional successes, the statement said.Around 70 Lebanese citizens were notified by the Lebanese embassies in UAE of the decision to deport them with their families Thursday.Hasan Alayan, the head of a committee representing Lebanese nationals who have been expelled from the UAE in recent years, told The Daily Star Friday that the Lebanese were given 24 to 48 hours to leave the country.
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