Foreign Ministry notified about KSAs decision to ban entry of Lebanese vegetables, fruits

Fri 23 Apr 2021 at 17:32 Politics

NNA - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants on Friday has been informed by the Saudi embassy about the KSA’s decision to ban the entry of vegetables and fruits to its territories from Lebanon. 

For his part, Caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs, Charbel Wehbe, has relayed the aforementioned decision to the country’s senior officials.

The Ministry emphasized in a statement that "smuggling drugs in containers or trucks loaded with fruits and vegetables from Lebanon to foreign countries is an act that’s punishable by the Lebanese law; drug smuggling harms the economy, the Lebanese farmers, and Lebanon’s reputation.”

Moreover, the ministry’s statement called on the Lebanese authorities to exert their utmost efforts to control all smuggling operations by intensifying the activities of the security services and customs at the border crossings in line with the Lebanese laws that criminalize trafficking, smuggling, and drug abuse, “in a bid to overcome this scourge and prevent harm to innocent citizens, farmers, industrialists and the Lebanese economy.”

 

 

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