Lebanon seeks UAE cooperation for development of telecommunication

DUBAI — Lebanon seeks to develop its telecommunication sector through cooperation with several Arab countries, particularly UAE, and others in the Gulf region, Marwan Hamadeh, Lebanese Telecommunication Minister, said yesterday.

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Published: Mon 26 Sep 2005, 11:01 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 3:56 PM

“We have met several officials in Dubai on the sidelines of Gitex, and we agreed to establish cooperation between Beirut and Dubai in the telecommunication sector,” Hamadeh told mediapersons at the Lebanese Consulate here.

The Press conference was attended by Jalal Fawaz, Head of the IT Centre in Lebanon, Dona Al Turk, the Lebanese Consul-General and a large number of Lebanese expatriates.

Replying to questions on the political situation in Lebanon, Hamadeh said: "Lebanon as a country is seeking the truth behind the assassination of former prime minister Rafiq Hariri, journalist Samir Al Qassir and member of the opposition movement George Hawi. Lebanon is part of the Arab world and we want for fair relationship with our neighbours.”

“The new government was elected recently without any pressure from any foreign country and the elections have been monitored by international organisations. The new government seeks to turn over a new leaf in the history of Lebanon and help in building the country that had been controlled by the security apparatus. We are in a new era even though we are still facing some sensitive issues in the country,” he said.

Hamadeh also mentioned that the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon support freedom in Lebanon and they are not considered as Syrian tool in Lebanon. “I disagree with talk accusing Palestinian refugees in Lebanon of being Syrian tool," he added.

He said: “The investigation report will have a strong impact on Arab countries. Leaders of Arab countries will realise that the old ways of treating their nations is no longer acceptable in this century.”

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