Bassil Talks 'Railways and Electricity' with Jordan King


Caretaker Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil met Tuesday with Jordanian King Abdullah II and handed him a letter from President Michel Aoun.

The letter included an invitation to the Arab socio-economic summit that will be held in Beirut in January.

In a tweet, Bassil described the meeting with the monarch as “effective and productive.”

“It involved an exchange of cordiality, ideas and Levantine visions; common sentiments and interests; good neighborliness; railways, electricity, water, border crossings and agriculture; and a special emphasis on the apple sector,” Bassil said.

The minister had kicked off a tour of several Arab countries on Monday, beginning it with a meeting with Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah who also handed an invitation to the socio-economic summit.

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Missing phillipo 8 months

Once upon a time there was a railway line passing through Ras al Nakura which connected Beirut with Haifa and Jerusalem. If only that were working nowadays
passengers could travel from Beirut to the Jordanian border, and only a short distance separates the end of the Israel Railways line to the Jordan Railways line.
Just think that with peace. Lebanese pilgrims could travel by train from Beirut all the way to Mecca.