Lebanon's Prime Minister Tammam Salam chairs a cabinet meeting at the Grand Serail, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (The Daily Star/Dalati&Nohra, HO)
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Prime Minister Tammam Salam announced during Thursday's Cabinet session that he had taken preliminary measures to establish a food safety committee, but there was no progress on the rift over the telecoms sector.Deliberations between ministers primarily revolved around scandals within the telecoms sector and ongoing investigations into illegal internet service providers. Following the session, Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan said that talks on the telecoms issue had been as complex as they were long, yet conceded that no agreement could be reached. Discussions were also supposed to take place on the appointment of a successor to Abdel-Moneim Youssef, CEO of the state-run telecoms company Ogero.
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