Riachi touts wine sector as ‘Lebanon’s Ambassador to international podiums’

Caretaker Information Minister Melhem Riachi on Wednesday welcomed at his ministerial office Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Louis Lahhoud, along with the Director General of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (IOVW), Jean Marie Auran, and President of the Lebanese Vine Federation, Zafer Al-Chaoui.

Discussions reportedly touched on the work of the IOVW to develop the wine sector in Lebanon and projects aimed at promoting the Lebanese wine in international markets.

Minister Riachi lauded the Organization's efforts to help the Lebanese government promote national products, hailing the work of the Agriculture Ministry in the promotion of Lebanese wine in international fairs.

Riachi said the Ministry of Information supports the wine sector, deeming the latter as "Lebanon's ambassador to international podiums."

Lahhoud, for his part, thanked the Minister for his support and outlined the plan devised by the Ministry of Agriculture for the Wine sector, at home and abroad.

On the other hand, Riachi met with Tele Liban's board of directors, with whom he discussed the current situation in the state-run TV Channel.

Source: National News Agency