Lebanese Prez urges FAO to help export agricultural products

Beirut, July 19 (SocialNews.XYZ) Lebanese President Michel Aoun has urged the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to help promote and export Lebanese agricultural products to mitigate the impact of the country’s deep financial crisis.

Aoun made the remarks on Monday during a meeting at Baabda Palace with Nora Ourabah Haddad, the new FAO representative in Lebanon, to discuss cooperation between Lebanon and the FAO, Xinhua news agency reported.

“Lebanon attaches great importance to the agricultural sector because it is an essential part of the productive economy. We have been dependent for years on the rentier economy, this must change today considering that land is the most important thing. most important for man, and that stability in life comes from the land,” the president said in a statement issued by the Lebanese presidency.

Ourabah stressed the need to formulate an emergency plan to help the country achieve food security while focusing on increasing the country’s production, especially wheat, which could generate a high return for the country.

Aoun and Ourabah also discussed the management of Lebanon’s natural resources to ensure food security and the sustainability of the country’s food system.

After an unprecedented financial crisis hit Lebanon, the president encouraged the expansion of several sectors, including manufacturing and agriculture, in a bid to increase the country’s income.

Source: IANS

Lebanese Prez urges FAO to help export agricultural products

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