Lebanon, Netherlands enhance bilateral cooperation: envoy

Netherlands Ambassador to Lebanon Jan Waltmans emphasized that the Netherlands has increased its cooperation with Lebanon in the past few years, local media reported on Friday.

“We have signed cooperation agreements in agriculture and the Lebanese potato has started entering the European market. We are also cooperating with agricultural cooperatives in Akkar to export their products to Europe,” Waltmans was quoted a saying by the National News Agency.

His remarks came during a ceremony held in Beirut to celebrate the national day of the Netherlands in the presence of Lebanese officials and foreign diplomats.

Waltmans said that his embassy has also encouraged the youths in Lebanese universities to innovate in the agriculture sector.

He added that the Dutch airlines have also started direct flights between Beirut and Amsterdam.