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TOBB says Turkey, Lebanon should sign free trade deal

12 January 2010 [15:54] - TODAY.AZ
Prime Minister Sa'ad al-Din al-Hariri of Lebanon said that they would make significant initiatives with Turkey.
Al-Hariri delivered a speech at a meeting on Turkish-Lebanese cooperation hosted by the Union of Turkish Chambers & Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) over a dinner in Ankara.

Turkey and Lebanon would reciprocally lift visa procedures, and it would provide businessmen with great easiness, al-Hariri said.

Lebanese Prime Minister al-Hariri said they considered there were strategic relations between Turkey and Lebanon and they were eager to boost these relations.

In his part, TOBB Chairman Rifat Hisarciklioglu said Turkish state and also the union were eager to improve political and economic relations with Lebanon.

Trade volume between the two countries reached nearly 900 million U.S. dollars in 2009, but it should be increased, he said.

Hisarciklioglu said the two countries should sign a free trade agreement to boost economic relations.

/World Bulletin/

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