IRAQI delegation briefs Diab over atmosphere of its meetings in Beirut
04 Jul 2020
Lebanon- Prime Minister Hassan Diab received today members of the Iraqi ministerial delegation on a farewell visit at the conclusion of their meetings held in the capital, Beirut, where discussions centered on the atmosphere of their bilateral talks with Lebanese officials.
In this context, the delegation renewed its readiness to support Lebanon.
The Iraqi delegation included Minister of Oil Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail, and Minister of Agriculture Mohammad Karim Jassim, and their accompanying aids, as well as former Deputy Hassan Al-Alawi and Ammar Sabah Mustafa on behalf of the office of the Iraqi Prime Minister, alongside the Iraqi Chargé d'Affaires in Lebanon Amin al-Nasrawi and the Political Advisor at the Embassy Ahmed Gamal.
On the Lebanese side, the meeting was attended by the Ministers of Industry, Imad Hoballah, Agriculture Abbas Mortada, Energy and Water Raymond Ghajar, Information Manal Abdel Samad, and Advisors to the Prime Minister, Khodr Talib and Hussein Kaafarani, and the President Office Director, Judge Khaled Akkari.
DIAB Confers with a Bekaa Parliamentary delegation over Beirut-Bekaa international highway, tunnel
04 Jul 2020
Lebanon- Prime Minister Hassan Diab has received today a delegation from the Bekaa region, comprised of former Minister Abdul Rahim Mrad and MPs Salim Aoun, Cesar Maalouf, Mohammad Al-Karaawi and Al-Walid Sukkarieh, in the presence of PM Advisor Khodor Taleb.
After the meeting, Mrad said: "Discussions with the Prime Minister touched on the issue of the Beirut-Bekaa tunnel and that of the highway linking Beirut to the Bekaa. We have discussed both files with the three Presidents, in terms of securing the required amount for the public works. Within this framework, we have also met the Chinese ambassador, who expressed his country's willingness to implement any project that Lebanon needs, including tunnels, roads, electricity and other projects."
"We thank China for this cooperation, and welcome any other country that is ready to assist Lebanon in setting up development projects based on the BOT model," added Mrad.
[PM Diab's Press Office]