Minister of Culture Tammam Salam of Lebanon

Salam was the son of Salim Salam, the scion of a prominent Sunni Muslim family who was a prominent politician both under Ottoman rule and then during the French Mandate.
In 1943, Salam was elected to the National Assembly from a Beirut constituency.
After founding Middle East Airlines in 1945, Salam was appointed Minister of the Interior in 1946 - his first cabinet position.
He was recalled on 1 May 1953 by the new President, Camille Chamoun (whose election Salam had supported); this time, his term of office lasted 106 days, until 16 August.
Salam was appointed Oil Minister by Prime Minister Abdallah El-Yafi in 1956, and negotiated deals the Aramco and Tapeline companies to connect the Zahrani and Baddawi refineries with oilfields in Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
Out of office, Salam remained influential.
When Gemayel was assassinated on 14 September of that year, without having taken office, Salam supported his brother, Amine Gemayel, for the Presidency and persuaded most Muslim National Assembly members to vote for him.
In addition to Tammam, Salam had two other sons (Faisal, who was killed in an automobile accident in 1996, and Amr, a businessman), and two daughters (Thurayya and Anbara) with his wife, Tamima Reda Mardam-Beik, whom he married in 1941.
Salam was born in 1905 to Salim Salam, a leading politician in then Ottoman-governed, and later French-ruled Beirut.
Shortly before Lebanon's independence was declared on 22 November 1943, Salam was elected an MP for Beirut for the first time.
non¡sectarian and national stances.
been proved successful in a number of countries, and that he will soon propose his law.
available in Lebanon, and would be a guarantee that all groups are represented.
elections, Salam said that they could always be formed inside Parliament.
system to serve the interest of those who are in power today.
law, he doesnt believe that what happened then, could be repeated.
promises made to the Beiruti people.
Cabinet, and his demand that Beirut be spared from electricity power cuts.
questioning and accountability, which are now nonexistent.
logic of distribution of seats inside the Cabinet among the leaders.
familiar name to everyone in Beirut.
never will be, a monopoly for anybody.
Tamam Salam has the honor of inviting you to pay tribute to its authors instructors in appreciation of the efforts they have contributed to the University.
Minister of Culture Tammam Salam said that the issue of the Lebanese detainees in Syria must be dealt with cautiously and seriously.
Minister Salam said that the visit of President Sleiman constitutes the first step toward the establishment of good relations between Lebanon and Syria.
Regarding the "Jerusalem, Arab Capital of Culture 2009" festivities, Minister Salam said "We're trying to make up for the limited possibility of holding this event in Jerusalem itself due to the Israeli occupation by holding activities in every Arab capital to relay the struggle and suffering of the Palestinian people and Jerusalem to every person and every country in the world.