Presidency of the
Council of Ministers
The Chairman of IDAL Eng. Nabil Itani, along with a delegation from the institution, took part at the Lebanese Diaspora Energy Conference (LDE), held in Johannesburg on February 2 and 3, 2017. Eng. Itani delivered a keynote speech during the “Bringing the Investments between Diaspora and Lebanon” session, asserting that Lebanon still enjoy many competitive advantages that contribute to the preservation of a good investment climate, thus maintaining positive levels of foreign direct investment, which reached 2.3 billion dollars in 2015. Eng. Itani held gatherings with several Lebanese expatriate figures in Africa, and met with officials from the South African Gauteng Growth and Development Agency.
IDAL's Chairman Eng. Nabil Itani welcomed an Egyptian delegation headed by Fathi Abdel Azim, advisor to the Minister of International Cooperation for Arab and African Affairs. Discussions tackled ways to enhance economic relations, and specifically investments, between Egypt and Lebanon, prior to the Mutual Lebanese Egyptian Higher Committee meeting. Itani called upon enhancement of cooperation in the light of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between IDAL and GAFI, and holding a Lebanese - Egyptian joint meeting in order to discuss the future steps.
Chairman of IDAL Eng. Nabil Itani met today with the Saudi Chargé d'affaires Mr. Walid Bukhari. Discussions tackled the enhancement of ways of cooperation, in the light of the historical ties between the two countries. Saudi Arabia is known to be the first trade partner to Lebanon.
The chairman of the CCIAT, Mr. Toufic Daboussy honored the chairman of IDAL, Eng. Nabil Itani, during an honoring ceremony held on December 7, 2016 at the chamber's headquarters in Tripoli, in the presence of board members of the two entities, heads of economic organizations in the North and journalists. Daboussy praised Itani achievements, applauding the cooperation between IDAL and the Chamber. Itani said that this honoring is a tribute to IDAL for the efforts exerted to carry on its tasks, in terms of promoting Lebanon as a viable investment destination in the region, and supporting the productive sectors through the promotion of their exports.