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    Lebanon is giving full priority to preserving the country's territorial integrity against what he described as Israeli ambitions and aggressions, said Prime Minister Saeb Salam when introducing his new 16-man cabinet in Beirut on Thursday (June 8).

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    Lebanon is giving full priority to preserving the country's territorial integrity against what he described as Israeli ambitions and aggressions, said Prime Minister Saeb Salam when introducing his new 16-man cabinet in Beirut on Thursday (June 8).

    President Salam was making a policy statement in Parliament while asking for a vote of confidence in his new government, formed on May 27 following the Lebanese general elections.

    He said that the government would continue to strengthen the Lebanese army as quickly as possible and supply it with modern weapons in order to ensure the defence of the country's sovereignty.

    Lebanon would continue to abide by her commitments and work for the Palestine cause, and continue to adopt an open-door policy to the outside world, in particular her Arab neighbours.

    President Salam also said that his new government would give special attention to the oil sector, and would encourage the establishment of petroleum and petrochemical projects in agreement with Arab oil-producing countries.

    During the first session of Parliament voting took place to elect a new Vice-President for the new term of office.

    SYNOPSIS: In Lebanon, a new government, to be headed once more by President Saeb Salaam, who introduced his new sixteen-man cabinet to the Lebanese parliament in Beirut on Thursday. In his policy statement asking Parliament for a vote of confidence in his new government, the president said he would give full priority to preserving the country's territorial integrity against Israeli aggressions and ambitions. He outlined plans to strengthen the Lebanese army as quickly possible and supply it with modern weapons to this end. Elections also took place for a new vice-president.

    President Salam also told parliament that Lebanon would continue to abide by her commitments and work for the Palestine cause, and continue to adopt an open door policy to the outside world, her Arab neighbours in particular. The new cabinet would also give special attention to the oil sector and encourage the establishment of petroleum and petrochemical projects.

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    Film ID:
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    Media URN:
    VLVAAJXD9XXPQ6KV9P7H1LLW93Q4K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
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