Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil speaks in Beirut, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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Bassil, who heads the FPM, praised the efforts exerted by Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Tammam Salam to facilitate solutions leading to the activation of the work of the government.Disagreements over military appointments had paralyzed the government's work since the summer, with the FPM, supported by Hezbollah, having insisted that the Cabinet fill vacancies in the Military Council and appoint a new Army chief before turning to any other matter.The three posts have been vacant for two years, depriving the body of its mandatory five-member quorum.Lebanon hosts about 1.1 million refugees registered with UNHCR, the U.N. agency for Syrian refugees.
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