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Italy to support Lebanon's industry sector: envoy

May 15

Italy to support Lebanon's industry sector: envoy

BEIRUT, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Italian Ambassador to Lebanon Massimo Marotti said Tuesday that Italy aims at bolstering its economic ties with Lebanon by supporting the country's industry sector, the National News Agency reported.

'We are helping the Lebanese government in implementing its project which aims at establishing industrial zones to attract investments and create job opportunities,' Marotti was quoted as saying during his meeting with Lebanese Industry Minister Wael Abou Faour.

Meanwhile, Abou Faour said that the council of ministers has approved the creation of five industrial zones.

'We will also approve the creation of two additional industrial zones if we succeed in attracting funding for the construction of these zones' infrastructure,' he said.

In December 2017, Italy donated nearly 500,000 euros (about 560,000 U.S. dollars) to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization to fund the development of industrial zones in Lebanon.