Presidency of the
Council of Ministers
The Chairman of IDAL Eng. Nabil Itani discussed with a delegation of Bulgarian businessmen the enhancement of bilateral relations between the two countries. The delegation visited IDAL under the chairmanship of Mr. Tsvetan Simeonov, head of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Bulgaria, accompanied by the head of the Lebanese-Bulgarian Business Council Ahmad Alaa Eddin. Eng. Itani spoke about the role of Lebanon which could serve as a hub for foreign companies to access Middle Eastern markets, declaring that the Lebanese expatriates all over the world could enhance the access of products and goods beyond the borders of this region.
IDAL's Chairman Eng. Nabil Itani met with a Delegation from the World Bank to discuss potential projects that could generate employment for Lebanese in key sectors. Discussions tackled he role of IDAL in identifying these key sectors and providing the right tools to foster job creation from providing tax breaks to companies to supporting in developing clusters.
IDAL and SLFI organized a joint press conference to announce a new program to support the agro food industry. The Chairman IDAL Eng. Nabil Itani said that IDAL has developed a new integrated program aiming at increasing the volume of agro food exports and enhancing their competitiveness. He also announced the Council of ministers resolution that approved IDAL's proposal to subsidize Lebanese agro food participation in three relevant international exhibitions this year: Gulf Food in Dubai, Fancy Food Show in New York and Anuga in Germany. The Chairman of the SLFI Ahmed Hoteit declared that this program provides an opportunity for small enterprises that can not afford participation in international exhibitions to be present in such events, introduce their products to foreign markets and increase their exports.