Berri meets Duchess of Luxembourg, Polish delegation

Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri, on Monday welcomed at his Ein Teeneh residence, the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Maria Teresa, and broached with her the situation in Lebanon and the region, the issue of Syrian refugees, and the significant burdens that Lebanon suffers in this regard.

In the wake of the meeting, and in response to a question about the lengthily awaited cabinet line up, Berri said that he anticipated something to happen today.

Berri later welcomed a Polish delegation, headed by the President of the Polish-Lebanese Parliamentary Friendship Association, MP Pawel Piskorski, accompanied by the Lebanese International Businessmen's Federation, and the Arab Polish Club for Culture and Economics.

The Polish side welcomed the establishment of the Lebanese-Polish parliamentary Friendship Committee and reiterated its desire to maintain permanent cooperation between the two committees.

This should stimulate investment and enhance trade and economic relations between Poland and Lebanon."

The delegation told Berri about the meeting to be held on Tuesday, during which a strategic cooperation agreement between the Union and the Arab-Polish club would be signed to stimulate investment between the two countries.

During the meeting, the President of the Lebanese International Businessmen's Federation reiterated the importance of the visit, which includes senior officials from both Lebanon and Syria, with a view to developing strategic cooperation between Poland, Lebanon, and Syria.

Lebanon plays the vital role of a bridge for Polish companies wishing to participate in the reconstruction of Syria, he said.

Separately, Berri met with Kuwaiti Ambassador to Lebanon, Abdel Al Al-Kunaii. The pair discussed the current developments in Lebanon and the region, and broached bilateral relations between the two countries.

Source: National News Agency