Minister Khoury received a visit from Argentina’s Ambassador to Lebanon Ricardo Segundo Larriera
Minister of Economy and Trade Raed Khoury received a delegation of the Syndicate of Importers for Home Appliances and Electronics, headed by Mr. Antoine Cherfan and discussed some issues related to this sector.
At the end of the meeting, President Antoine Cherfan declared that discussions considered the problems that the sector suffers from, especially the smuggling and its consequences on the corporations’ work, customs duties and the necessity to reconsider those imposed on appliances that generate power. Minister Khoury promised them to discuss the issue with concerned parties.
Furthermore, Minister Khoury received Argentina’s Ambassador to Lebanon, Ricardo Segundo Larriera, in a protocol visit in which discussions tackled the mutual economic ties and ways of boosting the commercial cooperation between the two countries.
In this regard, Argentinian Ambassador raised the issue of MERCOSUR Agreement with its latest developments, whereof he conveyed his country’s instructions that consist in the necessity to go forward in this file and show particular interest to Lebanon given its importance in the region.
On his turn, Minister Khoury conveyed the government interest to speed up this agreement and elaborate an action plan and a time schedule for the requested actions in order to bring this issue to an end as soon as possible.