| 24 May 2024, Friday |

Economic bodies: “Contacts with alternative markets to secure foodstuff has succeeded”

The Food Security Committee of the Economic Bodies held a meeting headed by former Minister Mohamed Choucair today at the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture in Beirut and Mount Lebanon, in the presence of the President of the Supermarket Syndicate, Nabil Fahd, Chairman of the Agricultural Committee of the Federation of Lebanese Chambers, Raphael Debbaneh, President of the Syndicate of Food Importers, Hani Bohsali, President of the Syndicate of Food Industries Mounir Al-Bassat, President of the Mills Association, Ahmed Hoteit, President of the Syndicate of the Bread Industry in Lebanon, Tony Seif, President of the Lebanese Poultry Syndicate, William Boutros.

Discussions focused on the contacts made with fraternal countries to secure primary agricultural materials, including wheat, sugar, vegetable oil, among others.

Choucair pointed out the contacts made with some Lebanese and foreign ambassadors and commercial attachés, and with the private sector in some friendly countries, announcing positive news related to supplies of some basic agricultural and food materials, which are as follows:

The readiness of a Moroccan sugar-producing company to supply Lebanon with the quantities required, in addition to the contacts taking place with officials in Algeria, to re-export sugar from it to Lebanon.

Contacts made with a number of Turkish officials confirmed the possibility of importing quantities of vegetable oil and legumes from the free zone in Turkey.

Hoteit said that two ships of wheat that were parked in front of the Lebanese coast are being unloaded and that there is a third ship that will be unloaded soon. A contract has been signed to buy three new ships of wheat, which means that Lebanon has quantities of wheat enough for an additional half a month.

  • Sawt Beirut International