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Second round of talks on Lebanon's restoration begins in Bratislava

The second round of talks between Lebanese and Slovak entrepreneurs aimed at resolving the current political crisis in Lebanon is being held at the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO); it was reported on January 22. This week's session in Bratislava represents the first workshop of a project called the Restoration of Lebanon. The first round of talks took place in autumn 2007. The current session is due to finish on Wednesday, January 23.

The second round of talks between Lebanese and Slovak entrepreneurs aimed at resolving the current political crisis in Lebanon is being held at the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO); it was reported on January 22. This week's session in Bratislava represents the first workshop of a project called the Restoration of Lebanon. The first round of talks took place in autumn 2007. The current session is due to finish on Wednesday, January 23.

"Slovak companies with production programmes that have attracted the Lebanese businessmen co-ordinating the restoration of Lebanon and the Middle East have progressed to the second round," a SARIO spokesperson said. An announcement was made during the talks that Slovak entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to take part in the construction of a power plant in Lebanon, the details of which are to be presented at the current talks. The latest conflict between Israeli and Lebanese armed forces destroyed a considerable part of Lebanon's infrastructure. The damage to airports, schools, hospitals, telecommunications, energy and water networks etc., totals more than €1.9 billion.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

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