Hariri calls for integrated economic structure between Turkey, Arabs

Urging activation of Arab-Turk interaction, Hariri said, "there are riches and manpower in Arab world. We may establish a real partnership.

Hariri calls for integrated economic structure between Turkey, Arabs

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Thursday that Turkey and Arab countries might establish an integrated economic structure.

"This partnership will foster power of Arabs and Turkey in economic and political platforms and international arena against challenges in the region," Hariri said while addressing the opening of Turkish-Arab Cooperation Forum.

Hariri condemned Israel's attack on ships carrying aid to Gaza and noted the region was going through a very sensitive period.

Hariri said the region experienced difficulty in political and security area and suffered a lot from Israel's violence, and noted that Islamic and Arabic countries were endeavoring
to restore a comprehensive and fair peace in the region.

Hariri said Lebanon comprehended very well the importance of the agreement, supported stance of Arabs, tried to display a strong force and supported formation of a Palestinian state which had Jerusalem as the capital city.

Urging activation of Arab-Turk interaction, Hariri said, "there are riches and manpower in Arab world. We may establish a real partnership. We may establish an integrated economic structure with Turkey."

Referring to bilateral relations of Turkey and Lebanon, Hariri recalled that various agreements were signed during his visit to Turkey last December and noted that visa requirements were removed between the two countries.

Hariri said they expected Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to visit Lebanon in July and sign various new agreements.

Lebanese prime minister said private sector of the two countries assumed an important role for continuation of relations and underlined that partnerships should be established between the private sectors.

He said there was confidence environment in Lebanon adding the government was endeavoring to develop national economy.


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