| 21 May 2024, Tuesday |

Pushkian meets with Safar, Lahoud: We want industries with high added value

Minister of Industry, George Pushkian, met today with Head of the Archdiocese of Zahle and Bekaa for Syriac Orthodox, Archbishop Boulos Safar, who congratulated him on his assumption of his ministerial duties, wishing him success in his mission and affirming that “Pushkian will work to transfer his successful experience in the private sector to the government, which requires an unprecedented rush of activity, planning, future vision and joint efforts in a crisis stage that needs actual rescue.”

The Archbishop also considered that “the government headed by Najib Mikati and its members will work with all seriousness to achieve rapid development goals that are supportive of people’s demands, and mitigate the worsening economic, financial and social crises.”

Earlier, Pushkian met with the Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Eng. Louis Lahoud, with talks touching on areas of joint cooperation in developing agricultural and food manufacturing projects in rural and mountainous areas and agricultural plains in the Bekaa, the North, Akkar, Mount Lebanon and the South.

“These industries, like software and medicine, have a high added value, attract foreign direct investments, provide new job opportunities, increase exports and raise the rate of recovery of the dollar and foreign currencies inwards,” Pushkian stressed.

  • NNA