Moscow association invites Lebanese businessmen to invest in Russia

Moscow’s Head of Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vladimir Platonov invited Lebanese businessmen on Tuesday to invest in Russia, the National News Agency reported.

“We call upon Lebanese businessmen to give Russia suggestions aimed at activating trade and tourism between the two countries,” Platonov said during a regional forum for Russian universities’ graduates.

The forum, which took place in Beirut, aims at boosting ties between Lebanon and Russia in all areas.

Platonov said that there are plenty of sectors in which Lebanese businessmen can invest and Russia has opened the door for the Lebanese to enter its markets.

Meanwhile, Lebanese Education Minister Akram Chehayeb emphasized the important role played by Russian universities to secure the education of a big number of Lebanese people in engineering, medicine and other fields.

In the past couple of months, Lebanon has witnessed several visits by Russian delegations aimed at boosting relations between the two countries in different areas including oil and gas in addition to Russia’s assistance in securing a safe return of Syrian refugees to their homeland.