2 Lebanese Officials Expected in Liberia

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Two Lebanese officials, a Minister and a member of the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon (PSPL), are expected in Liberia this week as guests of the government and the World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU).

According to the World Lebanese Cultural Union, Wael Abu Faour, the Minister of Public Health, and Taymour Jumblatt, a PSPL official, will be honored at an organized reception on Thursday, December 8, in Monrovia.

Details of the two men’s visit were not released but sources at WLCU said the men will hold talks with some Liberian government officials.

Minister Faour assumed office on February 15, 2014, and is also a member of the Progressive Socialist Party (PSPL). In his capacity as Minister of Public Health, he revealed at a November 11, 2014 press conference that many popular restaurants and food chains across Lebanon were in violation of food safety rules.

That revelation, according to documentary sources, brought about the start of a food safety campaign.

Mr. Jumblatt is a ranking political figure in the Progressive Socialist Party that is being headed by his father, Walid Jumblatt. Taymour’s status in the Progressive Socialist Party, according to the Daily Star newspaper of Lebanon, came through the influence of his father.

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