Mentioning Agricultural trade between the two countries, he emphasised the need for encouraging potential trade opportunities and cooperation in agriculture sector to enhance bilateral relations. He said that during the period 2013-14, India’s total export of agricultural commodities to Lebanon was US$ 69.41 million and during the same period agricultural import from Lebanon was US$ 0.47 million. Shri Singh said that Lebanon imports from other countries of the world agricultural items such as fresh potatoes and tomatoes, durum wheat and sugar in which India has potential to export to Lebanon Shri Singh requested to explore possibilities for importing of these and other items from India to enhance bilateral trade between the two countries.
Responding to India’s request to facilitate bilateral trade, Lebanon Agriculture Minister Mr. Akram Chehayeb said that Lebanon is keen to enhance bilateral relations to newer heights. In this regard, he requested to simplify visa procedures which will eventually help to strengthen bilateral trade.
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