Lebanese Minister of Industry Hussein Hajj Hassan is seen in Damascus, Syria August 16, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan and Agriculture Minister Ghazi Zeaiter held talks with Syrian officials in Damascus Wednesday to boost trade between the two countries amid widening debate over the validity of the visit.However, Prime Minister Saad Hariri said ministers visiting Syria would do so without the official backing of the government.Contradicting Hariri, Public Works Minister Youssef Fenianos told MTV that he would be going to Syria Thursday.The ministers will also attend the Damascus International Fair, which opens Thursday.Former Tourism Minister Fadi Abboud defended the ministers' visit."There are 1.5 million Syrian in Lebanon and many of them are working in this country so it is normal to have trade relations with Syria," Abboud said.He revealed that his company was still doing business with Syria despite the war.
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