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Lebanese traditional agro-food week in Brazil


The director general of the agriculture ministry, Louis Lahud, announced yesterday the upcoming launch of a Lebanese week for traditional agro-food industries in Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil. The main products to be showcased are: hummus with tahini, baba ganoush, pomegranate molasses, karob molasses, zaatar, summac, halaweh, tahini, arak, wine, dairy products, cheeses and pickles. Lahud’s statement came during his official visit to the South American country heading a delegation from the ministry to activate Lebanese-Brazilian agricultural relations. The first stop of the said visit was Rio de Janeiro where Lahud met with a large group of the expat community at the Lebanese consulate, including respectively, the head of the Brazilian-Lebanese Chamber of Commerce, Adel Abu Rjeili, the president of the Federation of Brazilian Chambers of Commerce and director general of Rio de Janeiro’s agriculture ministry. Lahud thanked the Brazilian officials for their cooperation with the Lebanese ministry, emphasizing Lebanon’s interest in enhancing cooperation between exporters and importers on both sides in the sectors of agronomy and animal resources, in addition to, the exchange of expertise between the schools of agriculture and veterinary medicine in Lebanon and the Federal Agricultural University in Rio de Janeiro. Abu Rjeili for his part, expressed readiness to support efforts that facilitate agricultural exchange and the marketing of made-in-Lebanon goodies in Rio de Janeiro. (Al Mustaqbal, January 27, 2018)

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