Prime Minister Tammam Salam chairs a cabinet meeting at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Tuesday, April 11, 2016. (The Daily Star/Dalati&Nohra,HO)
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The Lebanese Cabinet Tuesday agreed to approve long-awaited funds to upgrade security at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport.The government tasked the Public Works and Transport Ministry with supervising the needed tenders to upgrade security at the airport and to wrap up the bidding process within 15 days, Information Minister Ramzi Joreige, who read out the items passed in Cabinet to reporters after the session, said.Zeaiter had been calling on the Cabinet to release the much-needed tens of millions of dollars to upgrade security at the airport.Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas said at the end of the meeting that discussions on the issue will continue in the next Cabinet session, which has not yet been set.Education Minister Elias Bou Saab, however, insisted that the dispute is not sectarian.
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