Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, welcomed on Friday President of the Republic, Michel Aoun's Special Envoy, Finance Minister Ali Hassan khalil, at the Carthage palace, accompanied by Lebanon's Ambassador to Tunisia, Antoine Franjieh.
Khalil handed Essebsi an invitation from President Aoun to attend the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit to be held in Beirut on the 19th and 20th of November.
Essebsi welcomed the president's invitation, expressing confidence in Lebanon's ability to provide all the necessary requirements to ensure a successful summit that serves common Arab interests and achieves concrete steps on the path of Arab economic integration.
The Tunisian President also reiterated his country's support for Lebanon. He stressed the need to "make optimum use of the many common denominators that bring the two countries together and the existing opportunities to enhance their cooperation, especially in the fields of trade and investment."
In turn Khalil stressed the importance of pushing forward Joint Arab Action and preparing the basis for building an integrated Arab economy and improving the levels of development to serve the interests of the peoples of the region.
Khalil pointed to what he described as weak Arab trade and the need for concerted efforts to improve it.
The meeting also addressed a number of issues of common interest at the regional and international levels.
Source: National News Agency