Italian Deputy FM meets Lebanese ministers


“Italian Deputy Foreign Minister, Vincenzo Amendola, started on Monday series of official meetings with Lebanese officials, the Italian embassy said in a statement on Tuesday.

Amendola met with Social Affairs Minister, Pierre Abou Assi. He reiterated his support for the international cooperation in the Italian Foreign Ministry to face refugees’ crisis.

Amendola visited this morning (Tuesday) the Minister of Energy and Water, Cesar Abi Khalil, showing Italy’s willingness to work on the establishment of cooperation in the energy sector.

Also he met with Finance Minister, Ali Hassan Khalil.

In the afternoon, the Italian Deputy Foreign Minister met with Refugees Affairs Minister, Mouhin Merehbi, then Minister of Education and Higher Education, Marwan Hamadeh and Interior Minister, Nuhad Mashnouk.

During the meetings, Amendola confirmed Italy’s support for Lebanon’s stability, which suffers from the Syrian refugee crisis and the importance of Lebanon’s role in the regional balances.

The Italian Deputy FM will meet at night with the Defense Minister, Yacoub Sarraf and a number of businessmen and journalists before concluding his visit tomorrow morning with Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Pierre Raffoul.”