Egypt has forged 18 bilateral cooperation agreements with Lebanon in the areas of trade, energy, transport, environment and sports on a two-day joint committee meeting. The two countries, which are exploring means to carry out joint private sector-led initiatives, are planning to increase the volume of trade exchange to USD1 billion.

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    • Chiden Balmes

      Chiden, a correspondent based in Seoul, focuses on computer-assisted reporting to provide international development professionals with practical business and career information. He also contributes to the Development Newswire and the Global Development Briefing, two of the world's highest-circulation development publications.