New Deal With Japan Can Secure 5,000 Jobs For Lebanese

New Deal With Japan Will Secure Jobs For 5,000 Lebanese
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The Lebanese Ministry of Tourism and Social Affairs recently announced a fresh agreement in the works, involving , that can secure thousands of jobs for the Lebanese people.

A meeting was recently held at the residence of the Japanese Ambassador to to discuss an agreement between and that would allow the former to send around 5,000 Lebanese workers to train in .

The meeting involved Tourism Minister Ramzi Moucharafieh, Labor Minister Lamia Yammine, the President of the Syndicate of Restaurants, Cafes, Night-Clubs, and Pastries, the latter’s Secretary-General, and Ambassador Takeshi Okubo.

The agreement, as Minister Moucharafieh tweeted over the weekend, “will create approximately 5,000 jobs” for Lebanese people, in the specific industry of “Asian, particularly Japanese, cuisine.”

On a side note, Moucharafieh recently warned that ’s tourism sector is in a “very weak state.” He said that the sector’s main problem lies in the recent difficult years and was exacerbated by the epidemic and general mobilization measures.

The weakness of the tourism sector, which is one of ’s most prosperous, has taken a big toll on ’s flatlining economy.

To save the economy, the government is currently seeking the financial support of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). However, the government seems to be showing “no genuine will” to make this happen, an expert has said.

To add to that, a Nissan lawyer has warned that might veto the IMF’s aid unless extradites the wanted fugitive , who has taken shelter in his home since his daring escape from .

As more information surfaces on Ghosn’s intriguing Japan-Lebanon trip, more evidence in support of the former Nissan chief’s assertions of innocence has been recently exposed, in the form of correspondence between Nissan executives.

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