Uruguay: Lebanon Foreign Minister urges expats to buy Lebanese products

Published:  19 Dec at 12 PM
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Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil wants to see Lebanese expats in Uruguay spending their money on things produced in their homeland, noting that the recently-signed free trade agreement (FTA) with Latin America would make importing such goods all the more easier.

During a meeting on Wednesday with a delegation of Uruguay-based expats, Bassil explained that the free trade deal with Latin America’s Mercosur countries would “facilitate trade” between their country of origin and the sub-regional bloc, which includes, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela and Paraguay.

The FTA, which was signed on Tuesday, allows Lebanese products to be shipped to Uruguay at low costs, which Bassil said would offer expats the opportunity to buy them and think about setting up new projects and businesses.

Bassil went on to say that, other than business, he would like to see Lebanese expats open Arabic-language schools. He added that expats should also make sure to visit Lebanon when they can so they can share their investment ideas and experiences in order to help their country of birth move forward.
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