Lebanese PM visits Jordan to improve relations

Published August 12th, 2015 - 10:00 GMT

Prime Minister Tammam Salam was in Jordan on Wednesday on a one-day official visit at a head of a large delegation that will attend the meetings of the joint Lebanese-Jordanian Higher Committee.

Jordan's Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour and Salam will jointly chair the meetings.

The prime minister was accompanied by Ministers Akram Shehayyeb, Ramzi Jreij, Michel Pharaon, Rashid Derbas, Abdul Motleb Hennawi, Nabil de Freij and Alain Hakim.

The committee is scheduled to discuss ways to consolidate bilateral ties and improve cooperation mainly in trade.

The conferees will also discuss the Syrian crisis that had a devastating effect on Lebanon and Jordan, which together host more than two million refugees.

Salam is expected to hold talks with King Abdullah II and other top Jordanian officials during his visit.

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