Salam chairs ministerial meeting on military hostages’ dossier, welcomes US official

APRIL 1, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Prime Minister, Tammam Salam, on Wednesday chaired a meeting at the Grand Serail for the ministerial crisis cell tasked with following up on the dossier of the military hostages.

The meeting was attended by National Defense Minister Samir Moqbel, Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil, Public Health Minister Wael Abu Faour, Interior Minister Nohad Mashnouq, Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi, General Security Chief General Abbas Ibrahim, and Secretary General of the Higher Defense Council General Mohammad Kheir.

During the meeting, conferees discussed the headway of developments on the level of the hostages.

Separately, Salam welcomed US Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne Richard, in presence of US Ambassador to Lebanon, David Hale.

Talks reportedly touched on most recent developments in Lebanon and the broader Arab region.

Afterwards, the Prime Minister received a delegation of the Beiruti families.

SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON