British Ambassador to Lebanon, Chris Rampling, visited this morning the port of Beirut, where he had firsthand look at the ongoing work and operations in said port.
Ambassador Rampling was greeted by Beirut Port Board Chairman, General Director, Hassan Koraytem, and the Chairman of BCTC Company running the container terminal in cooperation with a British company, Ziad Kanaan.
Koraytem briefed Rampling on the future projects to be implemented at the port of Beirut.
Discussions also covered the container terminal which rendered the port of Beirut a pivotal hub in the region.
The UK Ambassador inspected the container terminal and met with its Board Chairman Ziad Kanaan, in the presence of Operations' Director.
At the conclusion of the visit, Rampling planted in the terminal's courtyard an olive tree on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth's birthday and a cedar tree in memory of late Rebecca Dykes.
Source: National News Agency