Hariri receives Lassen in Sidon, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (The Daily Star/HO)
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As a delegation of 14 European ambassadors toured Sidon this week, in the wake of the recent clashes in the Mieh Mieh Palestinian refugee camp, business and community leaders in the southern city called for continued investment from the European Union. EU Ambassador Christina Lassen and envoys from 13 EU member states spent a day in Sidon meeting with business, political and religious leaders, and visiting some of the city's touristic sites.Lassen said the ambassadors wanted to hear both about how they might be able to help and about existing local initiatives to improve the city's situation.Chamber of Commerce President Mohammad Saleh told the ambassadors that south Lebanon in particular has been affected by all the conflicts in the country, from the Palestinian insurgency against Israel based in south Lebanon to Lebanon's Civil War (1975-90) to the 2006 War with Israel.Lassen said Lebanon's business community also needs to work to attract international investments and partnerships.
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