Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hassan, currently in Moscow, met with Minister of Services and Consumer Market of Moscow, Vladimir Posazenikov, in the presence of President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon, Mohammad Choukair, and the Chairman of the Lebanese-Russian Business Council Jack Sarraf.
Talks reportedly dwelt on means of bolstering trade and economic exchange relations between both countries, and the possibility of benefiting from customs facilities and exemptions which Russia has already granted to other countries, which would increase the prospects of Lebanese exports to Moscow, based on the common conviction of the interest of both countries in the development of economic and trade relations.
Agreement was reached on preparing a visit for Russian businessmen, importers, traders and investors to Lebanon upcoming July to have firsthand look at the capabilities of Lebanese industry, technology and agricultural products, and to agree with Lebanese businessmen to set up a joint action mechanism that would activate exchange in both directions, notably from Lebanon to Russia.
Hajj Hassan hailed during his work meetings with Russian businessmen the positive, effective and consistent role of Russia in support of the region's righteous and just causes, especially in supporting Syria and Lebanon in the face of the Takfiri terrorism.
Source: National News Agency