Salam to Head Lebanese Delegation to U.N. General Assembly

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Prime Minister Tammam Salam is expected to head the Lebanese delegation to the U.N. General Assembly in New York if the political arch-foes failed to elect a new president by the time of the meeting, al-Joumhouria newspaper reported on Friday.

According to the daily, the delegation will be comprised of various ministers that represent different parties.

An Nahar newspaper reported that Salam will head a small delegation that will include Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil and a limited number of advisers.

The 69th session of the U.N. General Assembly will kick off on September 16 and the general debate will open on September 24.

Lebanon plunged in a vacuum on May 25 when President Michel Suleiman’s six-year term ended with MPs unable to find a successor over differences on a compromise candidate.

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