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Lebanon and Iraq call for greater agricultural and port cooperation

Beirut, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon and Iraq called for greater agricultural and port cooperation in the context of the visit to Iraq, of Labor Minister of Lebanon’s interim government, Mustafa Bayram.

In a meeting with the Iraqi Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia’a Al-Sudani, the parties discussed joint collaboration in agriculture and the exchange of experiences in port field, and in training areas and economic activities.

The Lebanese Minister gave Al-Sudani a letter from his counterpart Najib Mikati, expressing Lebanon’s appreciation of Iraq’s fraternal position and also extended an invitation to visit Beirut in order to discuss further issues of bilateral cooperation.

Bayram spoke previously with the president of Iraq, Abdul Latif Rashid, who stressed the depth of the ties between the two nations and highlighted the needs of improving relations in economic, commercial and cultural spheres.

At the meeting, Latif Rachid expressed full confidence in Lebanon’s ability to overcome the current stage and the importance of expanding ties through the exchange of visits and experiences. He also mentioned the importance of collaboration in working areas, social protection and professional training, given the lack of specialists in the labor markets.

Lebanese Labor Minister asked the President of Iraq to instruct the corresponding officials to take the necessary measures and cancel the granting of visas to the Lebanese people on the principle of reciprocity.


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