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Ambassador of Brazil honored in Qab Elias: Our priority is to strengthen Lebanese-Brazilian relations

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The Honorary Consul of the State of Brazil in Lebanon Siham Al-Harati held a ceremony in honor of the new Brazilian Ambassador to Lebanon, Paolo Cordero de Andrade Pinto, and his spouse, Dr. Vera Lucia Ribeiro Estrella de Andrade Pinto, at her residence in Qab Elias, in the presence of former Minister Mohammad Rahal, Diplomatic staff of the Brazilian Embassy in Lebanon and ranking dignitaries.Ambassador Pinto praised the work of the Brazilian Consulate in Qab Elias, stressing that "The embassy will work on sending more staff to the Bekaa, and will check on all the Brazilian families in the region, as it includes more than 6,000 Brazilian families of Lebanese origin.""We will work together to deepen ties. We will address the municipalities and the community, and our priority is to strengthe...

KSrelief team launches new food aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

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Cox Bazaar, Bangladesh, A special team from King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) yesterday provided new food aid for Rohingya refugees in the camps of the Cox Bazaar region of the Republic of Bangladesh.The team distributed 1,000 tons of rice, 300 tons of legumes and 100 tons of vegetable oil to more than 27,000 individuals. The aid aims to address the emergency levels of food security for displaced Rohingya and to avoid deterioration of malnutrition in the camps by providing food assistance in cooperation with World Food Program.The team's visit comes as a continuation of the support being provided by the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH Crown Prince to assist Rohingyas in neighboring countries of Myanmar to...

KSrelief team launches new food aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

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Cox Bazaar, Bangladesh, A special team from King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) yesterday provided new food aid for Rohingya refugees in the camps of the Cox Bazaar region of the Republic of Bangladesh.The team distributed 1,000 tons of rice, 300 tons of legumes and 100 tons of vegetable oil to more than 27,000 individuals. The aid aims to address the emergency levels of food security for displaced Rohingya and to avoid deterioration of malnutrition in the camps by providing food assistance in cooperation with World Food Program.The team's visit comes as a continuation of the support being provided by the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH Crown Prince to assist Rohingyas in neighboring countries of Myanmar to...

Bassil kicks off official visit to Serbia

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Caretaker Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister, Gebran Bassil, on Wednesday kicked off an official visit to Serbia with a first stop at the country's Parliament, where he met with Maja Gojkovic, the current President of the National Assembly of Serbia. Gojkovic thanked Lebanon for "its lasting friendship and support for Serbia in international forums." "In this very same parliament, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was established back in 1961, and Lebanon was a founding member," she said. In turn, Bassil stressed, "Lebanon's will to strengthen its political and economic relations with Serbia, and to develop trade and agricultural exchange." "The Serbian House Speaker has expressed her desire to strengthen parliamentary relations with Lebanon. She also praised the friendly relations with...

Al-Hamdan visits Argentine Islamic Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Riyadh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance for Publications and Scientific Research Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al-Hamdan visited the Argentine Islamic Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.This visit came in the framework of Sheikh Al-Hamdan visit to the Argentina to participate in the 3rd Forum of the Islamic Affairs Envoys in the Latin America and Caribbean Sea as well as the meeting of the ordinary general Assembly and the High Council of Trustees of King Fahd Islamic Cultural Center in Argentina.Al-Hamdan held a talk session with the center's officials where they discussed the joint cooperation between the two sides in the field of Islamic call.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Consumer Protection controllers confiscate generator in Hadath as meters uninstalled

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Controllers from the Lebanese Consumer Protection Directorate on Tuesday confiscated a private power generator in the Mount Lebanon region of Hadath, whose owner had refrained from installing meters as ordered by the Ministry of Economy. The confiscation had been ruled by the Mount Lebanon State Prosecutor before being enforced.Source: National News Agency

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet’s Session

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Riyadh, The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet's session at Al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh on Tuesday afternoon.At the outset of the session, the King briefed the Cabinet on the outcome of his talks with President Mahamadou Issoufou of the Republic of Niger, during which they reviewed the aspects of cooperation between the two countries and ways of enhancing them in various fields.The Cabinet commended the visits paid by the King to Tabuk, Al-Jouf and Northern Borders regions. During the visits, the King inspected the situations of citizens, inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for a number of developmental, mining and industrial projects. These projects came in support of the Kingdom's developmental march and continuing strengtheni...

Rampling visits Arsal, second Land border regiment on his first visit to the region

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British Ambassador to Lebanon Chris Rampling visited the town of Arsal in the Bekaa and neighbouring areas for the first time, to see first-hand how the communities living near the border are benefiting from the UK's security and development partnership with Lebanon.In a press release by the British Embassy un Beirut, it said: "Ambassador Rampling met the Mayor of ArsalBassel Al Houjeiry with members of the Municipal Council, and heard about the needs of the town, and how the UK funded flood-control system is helping residents to manage water damages to homes, crops and businesses for the first time. The UK is working with the Ministry of Social Affairs and UNDP through the Lebanese Host Communities Support Programme (LHSP), to deliver projects for the host community in Arsal, following th...

17th Saudi-Japanese Business Council Forum Discuss Furthering Cooperation in Economic, Health, Education Sectors

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Riyadh, The 17th forum of the Saudi-Japanese Business Council, which started in Tokyo today, was attended by several businessmen from the Saudi and Japanese sides, the Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East, the Council of Saudi Ambassador to Japan.The forum is to discuss health, education and investment cooperation between the public and private sectors, in both countries.First session of the forum was chaired by the Co-chairmen of the Saudi-Japanese Business Council Hiroshi Saito, on the Japanese side, and the Chairman of the Saudi-Japanese Business Council Tariq bin Abdulhadi Al-Qahtani, on the other.Saudi-Japanese relations witnessed an important development in various economic fields, such as development of bilateral economic relations to promote investment and trade between the...

Hariri: We will eventually reach a solution

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In a press release by Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri's Media Office on Sunday, it indicated that the PM-designate has expressed his hope to reach a solution for the government formation crisis."I am sure that we will eventually reach a solution, and we have to reach a solution. Everyone should know that the Lebanese Constitution is what brings us together," Hariri underscored.The Prime Minister-designate was addressing a delegation from diving clubs who presented to him the "Message of Independence" entitled this year, "A homeland without addiction on land, in sea and space", during a celebration held at the Center House with the participation of several associations, clubs and organizations.Mervat Nahhas, who spoke in the name of the participants, said that the war in Lebanon taught...