The minister said Syria’s reconstruction opens new doors and opportunities that can greatly benefit Lebanon.
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Caretaker Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan Wednesday urged Syria to open a crucial conduit for Lebanese exports, the state-run National News Agency reported.Some Lebanese politicians have criticized these conditions, with Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri saying Syria was blackmailing Lebanon into compliance.Hezbollah, the Amal Movement and their allies in Lebanon have supported normalizing ties with the Syrian regime, while the Future Movement, the Lebanese Forces and other parties say normalized relations will not be possible until a political solution is reached to end the Syrian war.Hajj Hasan is on a controversial visit to Damascus to push closer economic ties between Lebanon and Syria and to attend the 60th Damascus International Fair.
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