File - Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt speaks during a news conference in his house in Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
A government attempt to nominate a Lebanese woman for the post of director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization over former Minister Ghassan Salameh has come under fire by MP Walid Jumblatt, who voiced his support for Salameh as the most efficient Lebanese and Arab figure capable of heading the U.N. agency.Salameh, a former culture minister, announced his bid for the UNESCO position during an interview with the LBCI channel earlier this month. He also asked the Lebanese government to back his candidacy for the post. Jumblatt implicitly criticized the government bid to nominate Khoury for the UNESCO post, while voicing his support for Salameh's candidacy. He also urged the government to back Salameh's candidacy. Following Jumblatt's objection to Khoury's nomination, a political, cultural and educational campaign is expected to widen in favor of Salameh's bid.
Lack of detente with Washington mars Aoun’s N.Y. trip
Aoun talks security ahead of U.N. speech
Aoun to the
Big Apple and
the world stage
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE