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AGRICULTURE MINISTER: LEBANON’S RELATION WITH ARAB COUNTRIES IS ONE OF BROTHERHOOD, ANY EXISTING OBSTACLES ARE BEING ADDRESSED

AGRICULTURE MINISTER: LEBANON’S RELATION WITH ARAB COUNTRIES IS ONE OF BROTHERHOOD, ANY EXISTING OBSTACLES ARE BEING ADDRESSED


Caretaker Agriculture Minister, Abbas Hajj Hassan, said that ‘the relationship between Lebanon and the rest of the Arab countries is one of brotherhood.”

He added that “any existing obstacles are being overcome through discussions underway between technicians at the ministry and the economic sectors in regard to this dossier.’

Hajj Hassan also indicated that the Egyptian side will be opening the doors to imports from Lebanon in the summer, especially apples, almonds, and other products.

His words came during a tour today in the region of Akkar to assess the plain’s seasonal produce, especially the potato season.

He reiterated the decisions previously taken by the Agriculture Ministry regarding the import of Egyptian potatoes in terms of mechanisms and the agricultural calendar between Lebanon and Egypt, in wake of demands from farmers about determining the quantities of potatoes imported from Egypt. The minister promised the farmers to address this issue with the Egyptian side, commending Egypt’s positive
response.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon