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Khalil meets US ambassador, discusses with Kumar WB projects in Lebanon

Jan 13

Minister of Finance, Ali Hassan Khalil, welcomed at his ministerial office on Friday US Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard. Talks between the pair reportedly touched on the general situation at the local and regional scenes.


The Minister later met with World Bank Regional Director, Saroj Kumar, who explained in the wake of the meeting that talks with Khalil touched on issues related to the World Bank projects in Lebanon.


'Lebanon and the World Bank share a wide-scale program which aims at creating opportunities for the Lebanese people. We have significant investments in modernizing infrastructure and reforming the energy sector, as well as focusing on improving health care and education,' Kumar said.


Kumar and Khalil also discussed the anticipated visit of World Bank Director, Mr. Jim Young Kim, to Lebanon next month.

NNA