Lebanese minister seeks economic boost with Iraq visit

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  • Date: 14-Jan-2022
  • Source: Al-Monitor
  • Sector: Economy
  • Country: Lebanon
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Lebanese minister seeks economic boost with Iraq visit

Lebanon’s Industry Minister George Boushekian returned from his trip to Iraq today, where he sought to gain economic opportunities for crisis-stricken Lebanon. 

Briefing President Michel Aoun, Boushekian said the Lebanese and Iraqi industry ministers signed a memorandum of understanding on bilateral cooperation. They specifically agreed to exchange expertise on manufacturing, the official National News Agency reported. 

Lebanon is contending with a devastating economic crisis marked by fuel and electricity shortages, price hikes and the depreciation of the Lebanese pound. 

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