Britain to import Lebanese products, invest in Lebanon

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-01 22:39:08|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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BEIRUT, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Lebanon Lord Richard Risby assured on Tuesday that his country will facilitate the entry of Lebanese products to the United Kingdom, the National News Agency reported.

"We will work on importing Lebanese products even after our country's exit from the European Union," Risby was quoted as saying during his meeting with Lebanese private sector representatives at Beirut's Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture.

Risby emphasized the need to increase cooperation between the two countries in technology and knowledge economy.

"Lebanon can benefit much from UK's expertise and training sessions in technology," he said.

He added that Britain is interested in investing in Lebanon especially in oil and gas.

"We hope that Shell and BP can participate in Lebanon's second licensing round for offshore oil and gas exploration," he said.

Risby also met with President Michel Aoun at Baabda Palace where he said that his visit to Beirut reflects Britain's interest in Lebanon by aiming to activate partnership agreements between the two countries.