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Heads of economic associations in Lebanon emphasized the importance of contributions by Lebanese expats to the Lebanese economy at a news conference held Thursday at Phoenicia Hotel.It aims to highlight the role of emigrant remittances in Lebanon's economic development.Torbey's comments were echoed by Nabil Itani, chairman of the Investment Development Authority of Lebanon, who said that Lebanon topped the list of countries in the region in 2014 with regards to deposit inflows from expats while it ranked 16 worldwide.Likewise, Mohammad Choucair, president of the Chambers of Commerce, Agriculture and Industry, said that expats play a vital role in creating bridges between Lebanon, and Arab and foreign countries.
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