Economy Minister Alain Hakim, left, receives Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank upon his arrival at Beirut airport, Monday, June 2, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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World Bank Group President Monday arrived in Lebanon where he is expected to hold talks with officials on the energy and education sectors as well as the impact of the Syrian crisis on the country's ailing economy.Upon his arricval at the Rafik Hariri International Airport, Kim said his visit was the first by a World Bank president in 14 years.The World Bank is set to prepare a review of the Lebanese economy, its challenges and prospects for the future at the end of Kim's tour.Economy Minister Alain Hakim who welcomed Kim to Lebanon at the airport said the visit was of utmost importance for Lebanon.
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