The Head of the Economic Bodies Former Minister Mohammad Choucair announced the establishment of the “Federation of Lebanese-Gulf Businessmen Councils”, in an expanded meeting held today at the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture in Beirut and Mount Lebanon.
A number of members abroad also participated in the meeting virtually through Zoom, with the aim of developing economic relations between Lebanon and the brotherly countries, boosting cooperation and partnership between the Lebanese and Gulf private sectors, and preserving the best relations between Lebanon and Arab countries.
The Federation includes Mohammad Choucair, President of the Association of Lebanese Industrialists, Fadi Gemayel, President of the Lebanese Franchise Association Yehya Kassa, President of the Lebanese Investors Union, Jacques Sarraf, President of the International Chamber of Commerce – Lebanon, Wajih Bizri, President of the Beirut Traders Association, Nicolas Chammas, President of the Contractors Syndicate Maroun Helou, President of the Lebanese-Omani Council Shadi Massad, President of the Lebanese Business Council in Abu Dhabi, Sufian Al-Saleh, President of the Lebanese-Saudi Council, Raouf Abu Zaki, President of the Lebanese-Qatari Council Fadi Saab, President of the Lebanese-Kuwaiti Council, President of the Lebanese-Bahraini Council, MP Michel Daher as well as Joseph Torbey, Pierre Achkar, Salah Osseiran, Wissam Fattouh, Samir Al-Khatib, Salim Al-Zaani, Elie Rizk, Marwan Sidani and Wissam Al-Aris.
The Federation of Lebanese-Gulf Businessmen Councils held today under the chairmanship of Choucair, elections to choose the Federation’s committee, which came as follows: Samir Al-Khatib as chairman, Jack Sarraf as Vice-Chairman, Wissam Fattouh as treasurer, and Nicolas Chammas and Salah Osseiran as members.
Alphonse Dib was appointed Secretary of the Union.