Lebanese minister: relations with Egypt exceptionally good and strong

Lebanese Labor Minister Camille Abousleiman asserted that his country’s relations with Egypt are based on firm foundations of fraternity, cordiality and affinity at all levels.

Lebanon is keen on fostering its relations with Egypt, he said, pointing out that both countries are brought closer together by joint interests.

In statements to MENA at a dinner banquet hosted by Egypt’s Ambassador to Lebanon Nazih el Nagari for Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli during his visit here, Abousleiman said Egypt-Lebanon relations, especially at the political level, are exceptionally good and are characterized by strength and sturdiness.

Our relationship is influenced by the strong historical ties that bind us together and I hope that this will reflect in a better way on our economic cooperation, he added.

He praised Egypt’s successful experiment is pushing up its development process and reviving its economy, wishing Lebanon would be inspired to do the same.

Egypt has been able to overcome all hardships and get over its economic crisis through reforms and taking sound bold and tough decisions a thing which eventually reflected positively on its economic performance and led to upgrading its credit ratings, he said.

The Egyptian prime minister had arrived earlier today in Beirut to lead Egypt’s delegation to the 9th session of the Egyptian-Lebanese higher committee, set to kick off on Thursday.

The Egyptian delegation groups the ministers of electricity, investment and international cooperation, petroleum, manpower and communications.

The two-day meetings will take up numerous issues of mutual concern, including measures taken to increase the volume of trade exchange between the two countries.

The premier will also take part in the 27th edition of the Arab Economic Forum, to be hosted by Beirut, in the presence of 400 participants from 15 countries.

Source: State Information Service Egypt