Azzi convenes with EU ambassadors, promises facilitation of work of foreign experts

FEBRUARY 6, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Labour Minister, Sejaan Azzi, convened on Friday with 16 European Union ambassadors and charges d’affaires, along with head of EU delegation in Lebanon, Ambassador, Angelina Eichhorst. Discussions focused on pending issues between Lebanon and EU NGOs, as well as the issue of Syrian refugees.

Azzi agreed during the meeting to facilitate the work of foreign experts operating on Lebanese territories within an NGO framework. In return, said organizations must exert an extra effort to employ Lebanese citizens.

In her turn, Eichhorst considered the meeting as “positive.”

“EU aid is for Lebanon first, and the Lebanese people are a priority in everything…we are always ready to offer help to the Lebanese state,” she concluded.