Economy: Turkey and Lebanon on way to integration, minister

06 June, 12:30

(ANSAmed) - ISTANBUL, JUNE 6 - Lebanon and Turkey aimed to reach an economic integration, Anatolia news agency reports quoting Lebanese Minister of Economy and Trade Nicolas Nahhas as saying on Wednesday. Nahhas stressed that "the process called 'Arab Spring' is just the beginning. We can now move on to a stage in which we can have more active cooperation from a sleeping peace". "Following Turkey's grant of a license to the Audi Bank, we will work so as to facilitate a platform between our two countries," Nahhas stated. "In the recent period, Turkey and Lebanon have a goal to move towards an economic integration.

Turkey's issuing a banking license to the Audi Bank was a crucial step to facilitate a platform in the financial sector," Nahhas said. "Investments in the fields of tourism, industry and hotels may take place in Lebanon. We are in constant touch with the Association of Turkish-Lebanese Businessmen. The association works well and will get better. We do hope that the governments of Turkey and Lebanon have a joint vision. We can look at the future with hope when a joint vision is reached in joint industry and investments," Nahhas noted. (ANSAmed).

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