A woman picks apples in Tannourine, north Lebanon, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (The Daily Star/Fathi Masri)
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Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb revealed Tuesday that an agreement is currently underway to boost Lebanon's apple exports to Egypt, in a bid to help farmers struggling to sell their produce.Egypt currently imports up to 38,000 tons of Lebanese apples a year, according to Chehayeb.Chehayeb added that this agreement came after a meeting between Lebanese President Tammam Salam and his Egyptian counterpart, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York earlier this month.
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