President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, affirmed that efforts are underway to address the difficulties facing the agricultural sector in Lebanon due to the successive crises that the country is enduring, particularly the fuel shortages.
President Aoun pointed out that agriculture is the backbone of the productive economy which he is seeking to achieve instead of the rentier economy, “which was one of the causes of the economic and financial distress that Lebanon is currently going through.”
The head of state pointed out that “agriculture is the backbone of the productive economy that he is working to achieve instead of the rentier economy, which was one of the causes of the economic and financial distress that Lebanon is currently going through.”
President Aoun stressed the need to adopt swift measures to protect the seasons of “vegetables and fruits”, including securing fuels to ensure their continuity according to a mechanism that can be studied with the relevant ministries, especially the ministries of agriculture, energy and water.
Aoun’s fresh words came during his meeting at the Baabda palace on Wednesday with a delegation from the Syndicate of Importers and Exporters of Vegetables and Fruits in Lebanon, headed by Dean Naim Saleh Khalil, and a delegation from the Bekaa Farmers Association, headed by Ibrahim Tarshishi, with whom he discussed the difficulties currently facing the agricultural sector.