Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Gebran Bassil, on Friday said in a press conference that Lebanese Diaspora Energy (LDE) annual conference would be a "quality leap", confirming that this year will cover various economic topics.
"This conference comes at a time when Lebanon endures a tough economic stage, especially with the formulation of a budget that reflects a real intention to change and launch an economic revival movement," Bassil said in a press conference.
"If we allow the Lebanese abroad to feel a sense of confidence in their motherland, then we will not need foreign sides to financially lend or support us," Bassil added, announcing an unprecedented appointment of 20 economic attaches by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Bassil also noted that the LDE conference provided a platform for start-ups to present their projects and receive financial support.
"What distinguishes the conference this year is the new electronic platform and the startup village of emerging Lebanese companies," he added.
Bassil also explained that the Lebanese nationality issue would be a milestone in the conference.
Source: National News Agency