The RDCL World organized a lunch-debate this Wednesday attended by the French Ambassador to Lebanon, Bruno Foucher, and a crowd of economic figures.
The debates focused on France's vision of Lebanon and the region, the implementation of CEDRE's decisions and the relations between companies in both countries.
Foucher praised the historic relations between Lebanon and France, noting that the Lebanon's location at the heart of the Arab region, makes it a focal point for ongoing events in the region.
In this context, he referred to the repercussions of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon since its launch in 2011, highlighted both the economic and commercial impacts of this crisis, as well as the issue of Syrian displaced persons, which has been a huge burden on the country's infrastructure.
The diplomat stressed the importance of the decisions of the Cedre conference, noting that the implementation of these decisions is the responsibility of the Lebanese government, which must take measures in the fight against corruption, and in the governance of the public sector, alongside the necessary economic reforms.
Foucher said Lebanon needed to reassure investors about good public accounts management, noting that the business community is planning major structural reforms to increase economic transparency and proficiency.
Source: National News Agency