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Hariri receives Cavusoglu

The President of the Council of Ministers Saad Hariri received this afternoon at the Grand Serail the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and the accompanying delegation in the presence of the Turkish Ambassador to Lebanon Hakan Cakil and former Minister Ghattas Khoury.

During the meeting, Hariri praised the role played by the Turkish contingent operating within UNIFIL in southern Lebanon.

Hariri informed Cavusoglu that he signed yesterday the decree lifting the ban on the importation of some Turkish products to Lebanon.

For his part, Cavusoglu expressed his country's support for Lebanon and its constitutional institutions, especially the Lebanese army, and conveyed to Hariri the interest of Turkish companies to invest in Lebanon, especially in the CEDRE infrastructure projects. They agreed to activate the free trade agreement signed between the two countries and hold a meeting soon for the Lebanese-Turkish Higher Ministerial Committee.

Hariri later received the World Bank's Regional Director Saroj Kumar Jha and theInternational Finance Corporation's Global Director for Public-Private Partnerships Emmanuel Nyirinkindi, in the presence of the Minister of Public Works and Transport Youssef Fenianos and Hariri's advisors Nadim Mounla, Ghazi Youssef and Hazar Caracalla.

The meeting focused on the implemented phases of the Rafic Hariri Airport expansion project, the means of implementing the CEDRE projects, which rely on the partnership between the public and private sectors and the role that the bank can play in the development of financial, technical and legal studies to facilitate this matter.

Source: National News Agency

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