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Lebanon’s Information Minister Tarek Mitri briefed the media on the results of the cabinet session that was held at the Baabda Palace

– The cabinet has decided to postpone the discussion of the municipal Elections until Tuesday January 26

– The cabinet confirmed that state sovereignty is non negotiable and no Palestinian arms should be outside the camps. This was in reference to the statement of Abou Moussa , leader of Fatah al Intifada who said that he refuses to disarm outside the camp

– Prime Minister Saad Hariri briefed the cabinet on his recent trip to the UAE and said the UAE is ready to immediately start training the Lebanese helicopter pilots on the 10 planes that UAE donated to Lebanon. He also briefed the cabinet about the discussions he held with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who reportedly expressed an interest in visiting Beirut.

– President Suleiman discussed the need to set up a mechanism for appointments, and said the issue requires further discussion during another cabinet session.

Update:

Al Nahar sources have reported that the cabinet endorsed a “technical” 1-month postponement of the municipal elections, in addition to holding the elections over several days instead of one day only.

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