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Interior Minister discusses with UNICEF representative fight against child labor, meets with World Bank and EU representatives

Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Rayya Al-Hassan, on Monday welcomed UNICEF Resident Representative, Tanya Chapuisat, who briefed her on the organization's situation, work, as well as its endeavors combating child labor in Lebanon.

There is a project on which the organization is working to help municipalities combat child labor, especially in regions," Chapuisat said.

"The organization has a database and information on the extent of child labor in Lebanon and on the role that UNICEF plays to reduce it, in coordination with the Ministry of the Interior," she added.

Minister Al-Hassan later had an audience with a delegation from the World Bank, which included the Chief Financial Management Expert in Global Governance and Practice in Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Mr. Paul Walton. The meeting had been an occasion to discuss the means to help the Lebanese state develop a vision for establishing a digital economy.

Later in the afternoon, Al-Hassan met with a delegation from the European Union headed by the Director of European International Cooperation, Mr. Brinkmann, with whom she discussed a project of cooperation between the European Union and the Ministry of Interior to build capacity and activate equipment for the Lebanese border control process.

The Interior Minister also discussed with a delegation from the Election Observation Committee, headed by Yara Nassar, preparations for by-elections in Tripoli next month.

Source: National News Agency