Agriculture Minister, Abbas Mortada, received on Monday in his office at the Ministry the Egyptian Ambassador to Lebanon, Dr. Yasser Alawi, accompanied by the Embassy’s Trade Advisor, Dr. Mona Wehbe, in the presence of Ministry’s Director General Louis Lahoud.

Discussion reportedly touched on the bilateral relations between the two countries and means of enhancing them.

Agricultural relations and trade exchange between both countries also featured high on their talks.

Minister Mortada also met with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) mission to Lebanon, led by FAO Representative in Lebanon, Dr. Maurice Saadeh, in the presence of former Minister Wafaa Deaa.

The mission aims to conduct a swift assessment of the impact and repercussions of the economic and financial crisis on the agricultural sector and food security in Lebanon, and prepare a rapid support program that responds to the crisis.

Source: National News Agency

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