Lebanese foreign minister quits, Aoun adviser takes over

Monday 1441/12/13 - 2020/08/03
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Beirut, Aug 3, 2020, SPA -- Lebanon named the president's diplomatic adviser as new foreign minister on Monday after Nassif Hitti quit the post.
President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Hassan Diab accepted the resignation and appointed Charbel Wehbe, Aoun's diplomatic adviser since 2017, as foreign minister, said two decrees read out by the cabinet's secretary general, AP reported.
Wehbe, 67, is a former secretary general of the foreign ministry, while Hitti, a former ambassador to the Arab League, was appointed in January when Diab's cabinet took office.
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