Jarrah honors Nasr at the forum held at the Four Season’s hotel.
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Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan Thursday stipulated that Lebanon would boost its imports from Egypt if the latter increased its own imports from this country.The minister made these remarks during the Lebanon-Egypt economic forum at Four Seasons Hotel.Hajj Hasan's comments were reiterated by IDAL's Chairman Nabil Itani, who said during the opening session of the forum that Lebanon and Egypt must work on removing all trade obstacles between the two countries as Lebanon's exports to Egypt are still too small.Choucair's comments were echoed by Fathallah Fawzi, chairman of the Egyptian Lebanese Businessmen Friendship Association (ELBA), who said that the current situation in Egypt and Lebanon is very suitable for creating partnerships and cooperation between businessmen in the two countries."There is a great opportunity for achieving great results from the relation between Lebanon and Egypt especially that Lebanese investments in Egypt have reached $3 billion while trade in 2016 grew by 51 percent to $883 million compared to 2015," he said. For her part, Sahar Nasr, Egypt's minister of international cooperation, said that she aimed to draft a strategy to activate economic initiatives and investments between Egypt and Lebanon.
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