Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman receives Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Thursday, July 20, 2017. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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The Cabinet Thursday made a wide range of diplomatic appointments and transfers, the biggest in seven years, to fill some vacant posts in key countries in a move underlining Lebanon's fresh diplomatic drive under the mandate of President Michel Aoun.Although a draft of diplomatic appointments, transfers and promotions presented by Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil was passed smoothly by the Cabinet, the three Lebanese Forces ministers registered their objections due to the lack of time to study the proposed appointments, Information Minister Melhem Riachi told reporters after the session. Despite the Cabinet's approval of the diplomatic appointments and promotions, Riachi, one of the three LF ministers, said the Foreign Ministry would issue statements announcing names of the nominated ambassadors after the designated countries endorse them. Johnny Ibrahim was named as Lebanon's ambassador to the Vatican, replacing George Khoury; Abeer Taha was appointed as ambassador to Japan; Mira Daher was named as ambassador to Italy; Mustapha Adib was named as ambassador to Germany; Salim Baddoura was appointed as ambassador to Geneva; and Fadi Hajj Ali was named as ambassador to Belgium.Fawzi Kabbara was named as Lebanon's ambassador to Saudi Arabia, replacing Abdel-Satar Issa; Hasan Abbas was named as Lebanon's ambassador to Iran; Ali Habhab was appointed as ambassador to Iraq; Tracy Chamoun was named as ambassador to Jordan; Rayan Saeed was appointed as ambassador to Kuwait; and Fouad Dandan as ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, the source said.
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