A worker carries apples in bucket in Kfar Zebian, Mount Lebanon, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb assured on Wednesday that the issue of apple farmers in Lebanon will be placed on Thursday's Cabinet agenda, as he lashed out at what he said was injustice being perpetrated by some traders against the farmers.Chehayeb said the third and most important point was the positive outcome of talks with Egypt, which voiced its readiness to buy 50,000 tons of the fruit each year from Lebanon.The minister had already revealed Tuesday that an agreement is currently underway to boost Lebanon's apple exports to Egypt, from 38,000 to 50,000 tons.
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