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Tripoli linking with New Silk Road


The president of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture for Tripoli and the North, Toufic Dabousi, discussed with Chinese Ambassador to Lebanon, Wang Kijiang, the ‘Tripoli is the economic capital of Lebanon’ initiative, which received China’s backing. The meeting took place in the presence of prime minister, Saad Hariri’s advisor for international cooperation, Nader Jalal, and senior Embassy officers. Both sides stressed the importance of partnership in consolidating bilateral relations, with special focus on Tripoli and North Lebanon, and benefitting from studies made by Chinese experts of the strategic strong points the northern capital boasts. They also reviewed prospects and possibilities of joint projects and investing in potential capacities at hand in Tripoli, as well as, close cooperation in the field of civil planning, namely, construction and reconstruction. Dabbousi assured Kijiang of his full preparedness to collaborate and coordinate especially on the Chinese Silk Road economic initiative expected to enhance commercial and trade relations. He expressed pride that Tripoli be listed on the New Silk Road as a link between Asia and Europe and between East and West. (Al Diyar, Al Mustaqbal, August 11, 2017)

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