Lebanon to Host Iraqi Trade Show despite UN Embargo

Published August 19th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Iraqi products are set to be showcased at an exhibition in Beirut in mid-September, despite the UN embargo on trade with Iraq, acording to Daily Star.  

The exhibition, which is being organized by the Lebanese Industrialists' Association, follows three years of contacts and visits to Iraq by Lebanese officials and economic bodies, said the paper.  

Ahmad Kabbara, head of the Lebanese Board of Export Development, told the English daily that trade in the 41 Iraqi industrial and agricultural products that will feature in the exhibition was not prohibited by the UN embargo. 

The embargo, which was imposed after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in August 1990, allows Iraq to export oil in exchange for food and medical supplies – Albawaba.com 

 

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