Lebanon's Berri in Turkey calls for 'big Islamic market'

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Berri said that a structure could be called as a "big Islamic market" and comprised of countries such as Iran, Indonesia, Egypt and Syria.

Lebanon's Berri in Turkey calls for 'big Islamic market'

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday that a structure --which could be called as a "big Islamic market" and comprised of countries such as Iran, Indonesia, Egypt and Syria-- could be shaped and led by Turkey, adding that this structure could jointly enter western markets.

Speaking at a luncheon hosted by Turkish-Lebanese Business Council of Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey, Berri thanked Turkey for its support in Palestinian issue and to Lebanon.

Berri said that Turkey and Lebanon targeted economic integration, adding that Lebanon wanted Turkey to sell medicines (to Lebanon) to break the medicine monopoly in his country.

Noting that Lebanon attached importance to food, agriculture and energy sectors, Berri said that lifting visa procedures between the two countries had very positive effects on the relations. He added that signing a free trade agreement would also make important contributions to the relations.

Turkish-Lebanese foreign trade is 900 million USD as of 2009.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Mart 2010, 11:37

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