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Lebanese minister seeks economic boost with Iraq visit

George Boushekian visited Baghdad this week to seek cooperation with his Iraqi counterparts and facilitate business deals between Iraqi and Lebanese entities amid Lebanon's economic crisis.
Buses block a road leading to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport during a strike by public transport and workers unions over the economic crisis, on Jan. 13, 2022.

Lebanon’s Industry Minister George Boushekian returned from his trip to Iraq today, where he sought to gain economic opportunities for crisis-stricken Lebanon. 

Briefing President Michel Aoun, Boushekian said the Lebanese and Iraqi industry ministers signed a memorandum of understanding on bilateral cooperation. They specifically agreed to exchange expertise on manufacturing, the official National News Agency reported. 

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