Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan poses for a picture at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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The new industry minister said that some of the "unfair trade agreements" with some countries should be reviewed if these states continue to put restrictions on the entry of Lebanese-made goods.Hajj Hasan said other countries, including the United States, China, Russia and EU states, were demanding revisions to existing trade agreements, so Lebanon should consider doing the same.Hajj Hasan said he had bitter experiences dealing with some states when he was agriculture minister.Hajj Hasan also commented on the growing unemployment.Hajj Hasan said even if the main purpose of the government was to pave the way for the election of a new president on May 25, ministers must not stop working to improve the country's economy.
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