BEIRUT: Foreign Minister Gibran Bassil called Wednesday for enhancing the economic role of Lebanese missions abroad as he launched a three-day workshop under the title “Economic Diplomacy.”
“The Lebanese ambassador should not be ashamed of assuming the role of economic broker between investors abroad and companies from both the private and public sector in Lebanon,” Bassil said speaking during the launch of the workshop in Beirut’s Commodore Hotel.
He said that Lebanese diplomats abroad should provide the foreign ministry with periodic reports about the economic activities in the country where the diplomat is stationed.
The minister said that the foreign ministry has not been utilizing its capabilities and said he would work for enhancing “economic diplomacy.”
The ceremony was attended by the French, Mexican, Spanish and Egyptian envoys to Lebanon, European Union ambassador to Lebanon Angelina Eichhorst, representatives from several Lebanese economic bodies.