FEBRUARY 13, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Minister of Economy and Trade, Alain Hakim, on Friday inaugurated the Lebanese-Egyptian Business Forum at Phoenicia Hotel, in collaboration with the Egyptian-Lebanese Friendship Association, IDAL, Beirut Arab University, and the Lebanese and Egyptian Chambers.
More than 250 businessmen and a panel of Lebanese and Egyptian ministers, among whom Ministers Hussein Hajj Hassan and Michel Pharaon.
“This forum constitutes continuity for the special history of bilateral ties between Egypt and Lebanon (…) it reflects the wish and keenness of both sides on finding new opportunities that would entrench the bilateral relations,” Hakim said in a word delivered on the occasion.
Noting that the volume of trade exchange has dropped of 14% between 2013 and 2014, Hakim highlighted the necessity to activate the joint work and hold bilateral meetings between Lebanese and Egyptian businessmen.
He also pointed out at numerous opportunities on the agricultural level.
SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY- LEBANON