Lebanon, Egypt ink 18 agreements


Lebanon and Egypt on Thursday signed eighteen cooperation agreements and memorandums of understanding shortly after Egyptian Premier Ahmed Nazif’s arrival in Beirut on a two-day official visit.

The agreements were signed after closed-door talks between Hariri and Nazif at the Grand Serail .

The agreements covered : Aerial and marine navigation, technology, culture, media, water resources, sports, insurance, stock exchange, free trade zones, commerce, education,social affairs, travel and entertainment

Hariri and Nazif then headed the seventh session of the Higher Lebanese-Egyptian Joint Committee. The session was attended by a number of Lebanese and Egyptian ministers and officials.

Earlier Thursday, Hariri met his Egyptian counterpart at the Rafik Hariri International Airport in the presence of a number of Lebanese ministers.

On Friday, the Egyptian premier is expected to hold talks with President Michel Suleiman and Speaker Nabih Berri.



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